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ERIC Number: EJ1042543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Jump into Action
Ball, Stephen; Cohen, Ann; Meyer, Margaret
Journal of Extension, v50 n3 Article 3FEA4 Jun 2012
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri