Changing the environment is best way to change behaviors.
Research shows that if healthy nutrition and physical activity policies are implemented in those places where children and families spend most of their time, health is likely to improve. We help organizations across sectors identify and implement these healthy policies.
School Wellness with Jump Right UP
Children spend a great deal of their time in school, and the nutrition and physical activity they access in their school buildings can greatly influence their health. Thanks to the Indianapolis Colts, Jump IN has launched Jump Right UP, a program to provide technical support for four Indianapolis school districts. This program impacts 23,000 students in Marion County and helps schools meet federal guidelines. Learn more about Jump Right UP
Child Care Training
Research indicates that ages 2-5 are a critical time for instilling lifelong healthy behaviors. Jump IN has worked closely with national and local experts to develop a targeted training program for child care providers that helps them adopt healthy policies and procedures for their facilities. More than 150 providers have been trained to date. Learn more about our Child Care Training.
Employer Wellness Coaching
Healthy habits at the workplace often lead to healthy habits at home. But many small to midsize employers lack the resources or expertise to implement worksite wellness programs. To address this need, Jump IN has created “Healthy Worksites, Healthy Children,” a coaching program that connects these smaller businesses with large employers that have implemented best practice employee wellness programs. Learn more about employer wellness.
Jump IN Pledge for Healthy Kids
We've identified six settings that most directly influence behavior of children and families. Our Jump IN Pledge is a comprehensive framework for changing these six environments to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Every organization that takes the Pledge receives step-by-step virtual assistance. Learn more about the Pledge.