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Title:Jump Into Foods and Fitness
Alt. Title:JIFF
Pub. date: 2006
Edition: 2nd
Includes: Manual
Audience: Children, Elementary School
Language: English
Description:JIFF (Jump into Foods and Fitness) is a curriculum for ages 8 to 11 to learn about the importance of nutrition, increased physical activity, and food safety. The book includes information about working with children in an educational setting, eight lesson plans with handout/templates, and a resource list. A supplementary website is also available at

Funding Source: USDA Food and Nutrition Services, Michigan Family Independence Agency, Michigan State University
Developer: Michigan State University Cooperative Extension
Phone: 517-432-7575
Length: 154 pages
Pilot Testing: Pilot tested (2003) at 6 sites (MI and MN), with 194 boys and girls. The matched pair analysis of pre-post test, showed significant change in eating more healthy foods, increasing physical exercise, and identifying muscle groups and food guide pyramid message.
Assessment instrument Used? yes
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
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Information for Staff, Educators & Volunteers (html):
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Michigan State University Bulletin Office
    Mail: 117 Central Services
East Lansing, MI 48824-1001
    Phone: (517) 353-6740
    Fax: (517) 353-7168
    Order URL:Web Address
    Cost: 20.00 per manual
    Avail. in Qty: No

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