Eat. Play. Learn. J is for JAM

To celebrate the publication of Proceedings of the Learning Connection Summit: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Student Achievement, I’m offering a short daily post during February on the ABCs of the health and academics.

J is for JAM (Just a Minute)

How long does it take to wake up a child’s body and brain? According to the physical activity experts at the free JAM program, just a minute makes difference. The JAM School Program brings physical activity and health education into the classroom, teaching kids (and adults) healthier lifestyle habits. JAM offers a weekly one-minute activity routine called JAMmin’ Minute®, a more extensive routine called JAM Blast®, and a monthly health newsletter called Health-E-tips. Why does JAM work for schools?

  • It is fun and free!
  • Whole class does the same thing creating a sense of community and belonging.
  • The JAM routines help improve strength, conditioning and coordination.
  • Brain breaks enhances ability to focus, concentrate and learn.
  • Easily adds more physical activity minutes to the school day.

Sign up and give it a try to day – in your class or in a meeting. JAMmin’ is good for children and adults alike.

Classroom JAMmin'

Classroom JAMmin’ Minute

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