Jump IN

  • Health

Website
http://jumpinforhealthykids.org/

Primary Contact
Ron Gifford
Chief Executive Officer
Contact via email

Mission statement

Jump IN for Healthy Kids (“Jump IN”) is a nonprofit leading a community-wide effort to create healthy places, neighborhoods and communities where children and their families have real opportunities to make healthy choices about eating and being physically active.

Actions

Jump IN is working on the following actions:

Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Implement Jump IN Pledge for Healthy Kids in at least 80% of public schools, licensed or registered child care centers, and large to mid-size employers (with more than 100 employees) located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area

Start Date:

September 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

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The pledge program currently includes: policies for providing for healthy meals, snacks and drinks; recommended amounts of physical activity; and education and awareness programs on healthy habits.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Make the Healthy Worksites, Healthy Kids peer-to-peer employer wellness coaching program available to small and mid-size employers in Central Indiana

Start Date:

July 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on February 3, 2017
Coaching materials have been developed and a six-month pilot program is underway to evaluate and validate the coaching program.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Make a training and resource program on healthy habits, including nutrition and physical activity policies, available to child care providers and early care and education centers

Start Date:

October 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

75%

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Status on February 3, 2017
In 2015-16, 53 child care centers serving more than 5,000 children received eight months of training on nutrition and physical activity best practices. A Ball State University professor conducted a formal evaluation of the effectiveness of the training. Fifty-six (56) additional centers (including licensed child care homes) serving about 2,400 children are being trained in 2016-17.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Convene and support “community demonstration projects” in defined communities of interest that bring together all stakeholders in those neighborhoods to address systemic health issues around food access and the built environment (e.g. sidewalks, playgrounds, parks and access to safe places to play)

Start Date:

March 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on February 3, 2017
The first demonstration project was launched in Greater Lawrence/Far Eastside in 2016. That community was chosen to be one of 50 communities across the country to participate in a national Healthiest Cities Challenge, a two-year competition to improve health status with a $250,000 grand prize for the winning community.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Partner with Great Places 2020 neighborhoods as a co-investor to promote the creation of Healthy Places in child care centers, schools and employers in those neighborhoods

Start Date:

May 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Participate with Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW) to promote inclusion of physical activity and health-related policies in the ROW strategies

Start Date:

September 1, 2015

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on February 3, 2017
Ron Gifford, CEO of Jump IN, serves on the ROW Steering Committee and co-chairs the Well-Being Committee.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Promote public awareness and education about healthy habits using the “5-2-1-0” campaign (eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables; limit screen time to 2 hours or less; be physically active at least 1 hour a day; have 0 sugary beverages and drink lots of water)

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on February 3, 2017
Jump IN launched a Resource Hub on its website in 2016 that features dozens of resources promoting “5-2-1-0,” including Spanish-language materials. The 5-2-1-0 program has also been embedded in youth and student training programs offered by third parties to schools. See www.jumpinforhealthykids.org/resources.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Assist clinicians and health care providers in counseling family decisions about nutrition and physical activity for their children through: 1) continuing education workshops; 2) evidence-based, expert-authored resource kits; and 3) connections to community resources and programs that can be shared with patients

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on February 3, 2017
Jump IN organized and presented an innovative continuing medical education workshop in September, 2016 in partnership with pediatricians and family practice doctors from the five major health care systems in Indianapolis. This group is working on a resource kit for use in clinical offices.
Health

Strategy

Decrease the prevalence of childhood obesity, increase the number of kids at a healthy weight, and improve the health of Central Indiana communities.

Action

Pursue public policy initiatives at the state and local level to promote the creation of healthy environments and healthy behaviors

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

25%

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Status on February 3, 2017
Jump IN has signed on as a partner in the coalition promoting Healthy Food Financing Legislation. We have also provided educational resources to our members of Congress relative to the value of continuing the federal meal guidelines for school lunches.