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Jump into Foods and Fitness

Michigan State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences

Date Produced:2006
  • Curriculum
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • General Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Food Safety
  • Grains/Whole Grains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Meat and Beans
Description:Jump into Foods and Fitness (JIFF) is Michigan State University’s hands-on nutrition and fitness youth curriculum, which is designed to help youth make healthier nutrition choices and build active lifestyles. The JIFF curriculum contains eight 1 to 1˝-hour lessons, including a pre and post evaluation. Each JIFF lesson includes background information for the educator about nutrition and fitness, three fitness activities, two food activities, a healthy snack recipe, and an activity on food safety; each lesson also includes a take-home family newsletter. The curriculum has been newly revised (2006) to reflect updated USDA MyPyramid guidelines. The key educational messages are increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, increasing physical activity, and making healthier snack choices. Programming is currently delivered in elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, summer programs, and 4-H groups. In several Michigan counties, the JIFF activities are being taught by 4-H teen peer health educators.
Language:Not currently. In May, we submitted a proposal for a Multi-cultural Mini Grant to have the family newsletters translated into Spanish, and adapted (recipes, web sites, etc.) for Hispanic youth and families.
Cost:$13.50 plus shipping
Ordering Info:Jump Into Foods and Fitness (4H1602) costs $13.50 plus shipping. You can order it from the MSU Bulletin Office on line or by phone, fax or mail:
Kristina Derhammer, Associate Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development, Health and Well Being Programming
(517) 432-7606
Web Site:http://web1.msue.msu.edu/cyf/youth/jiff/index.html