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Jump Into Action

Description: A program for fifth grade students that teaches nutrition and physical activity education with a goal of preventing or reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Curriculum/program overview: Jump Into Action (JIA) is a school-based team-taught program to help fifth-grade students make healthy food choices and be more active. The JIA team (physical education teacher, classroom teacher, school nurse and parent) work together to provide a supportive environment as students set goals to improve food choices and increase activity. Following the program, students demonstrated increased self efficacy and knowledge of health behaviors. Students also reported, 1) drinking less soda and sugar added drinks, 2) spending more time being physically active, and 3) consuming four servings of dairy products more frequently.

Contact person: Steve Ball

Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/hes/evaluation/evaluationforms.htm

Fee information: $500/classroom for 2 years of program support, Teacher delivered

Program website: extension.missouri.edu/hes/jumpintoaction/

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