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JillPlate

Reposted with permission, jumpWithJill.com

MyPlate was developed by the United State Department of Agriculture in 2010 to illustrate the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image — a place setting for a meal.

Jump with Jill took this design to heart and created their own version of this tool in their trademark rock & roll style. The plate is a record, the milk coaster is a CD, and the utensils are musical instruments. The record is titled after their song about exercise, The Beat of the Body, to integrate the fitness messaging with the food messaging. Each group is represented by a food featured in the live Jump with Jill show including the naturally sweet watermelon wearing headphonesthe blinded out milk jug who goes by his rapper name “Calcium,” a high protein egg sporting a Jump with Jill snapback, a heart healthy piece of whole grain bread wearing a bow just like Jill, and a carrot dressed as a Superpower Vegetable.

Please use the graphics below for you classroom activities to continue Jump with Jill messages in the classroom.

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National Breakfast Week Gets Going with Jump With Jill Video Release

Reposted with permission. JumpWithJill.com

Participating Fuel Up to Play 60 Schools in Michigan to Receive Dance DVD Produced in Jenison, MI

The world’s only rock & roll nutrition show Jump with Jill is proud to present their hit song about breakfast, Get Me Goin’, as a danceable music video series to launch for National School Breakfast Week March 3 -7, 2014. The series will be given away to 2,500 Fuel Up to Play 60 schools on DVD throughout Michigan and made available at no cost online to all thanks to the generosity of the Michigan Dairy Farmers and Processors and United Dairy Industry of Michigan.

Watch the entire series and download the remixed track for free HERE.

“There is so much data showing that breakfast eaters perform better in school, have better attendance, and visit the school nurse less,” says Jump with Jill creator and video star Jill Jayne, a Registered Dietitian and musician. “As such, school breakfast is federally reimbursable just like school lunch! But the hustle of the morning has made breakfast – this essential and cost-effective meal – into an afterthought. Our job with this video was to make breakfast look and sound irresistible.”

With this charge, the Get Me Goin’ danceable music video was produced at Jenison Middle School in Jenison, MI with local kids and staff. Traditionally uneventful school settings were glorified with backlighting and school meals were prepared from scratch on camera. Isolating the sounds of the cooking compose the sound of the song; A cereal box is a maraca and fruit bowls are agogo bells that build the Latin club feel of the song. Joining the scene of this morning routine is Spanish-speaking Mr. Desayuno, who also happens to be the star of the Michigan cast, DJ Devon Watson. Devon even shaved his head for the role. From the cafeteria, to the classroom, to on-the-go, the video takes you to all the places where you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast in style.


What is National School Breakfast Week?

  • Eating breakfast helps you jump start your metabolism at the beginning of your day, improves your mood, and gets you ready to learn. Students who eat breakfast every morning have better attendance, visit the school nurse less, get better grades,1 and have a lower BMI.2
  • Schools recognize the connection between breakfast, learning, and body weight, which is why we have the School Breakfast Program in place. It’s federally reimbursable, just like the School Lunch Program.3
  • If you didn’t know that there was a School Breakfast Program as large as the School Lunch Program in schools, well that’s because participation in school breakfast is scarily low. Nationally, less than half of the low-income children who eat lunch at school also participate in breakfast.4
  • The School Nutrition Association created National School Breakfast Week to educate students, parents, and the community about the benefits of healthy school breakfast.
  • In support of National School Breakfast Week, Jill Jayne, the creator of the world’s only rock and roll nutrition show Jump with Jill decided to make the case for breakfast by singing and dancing about it.
  • Jill Jayne is a Registered Dietitian and musician who knows that even free food is not enough to motivate behavior when the meal is competing with morning chaos. Her solution was to create an educational tool that would make breakfast look and sound irresistible.
  • The Get Me Goin’ danceable music video was produced at Jenison Middle School in Jenison, MI with local kids and staff. Traditionally uneventful school settings were glorified with backlighting and school meals were prepared from scratch on camera. Isolating the sounds of the cooking compose the sound of the song; A cereal box is a maraca and fruit bowls are agogo bells that build the Latin club feel of the song. Joining the scene of this morning routine is Spanish-speaking Mr. Desayuno, who also happens to be the star of the Michigan cast, DJ Devon Watson. Devon even shaved his head for the role. From the cafeteria, to the classroom, to on-the-go, the video takes you to all the places where you can enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast in style.
  • The series will be given away to 2,500 Fuel Up to Play 60 schools on DVD throughout Michigan and made available online at no cost to all thanks to the generosity of the Michigan Dairy Farmers and Processors and United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Watch the video series at www.jumpwithjill.com/danceparty.

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References

1 Food Research and Action Center. Breakfast for Learning. Available at www.frac.org/pdf/breakfastforlearning.pdf
2 Tin SP, Ho SY, Mak KH, Wan KL, & Lam TH (2011). Breakfast skipping and change in body mass index in young children. International journal of obesity, 35 (7), 899-906 PMID: 21448130
3 United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. School Breakfast Program (SBP) website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sbp/school-breakfast-program-sbp
4 Food Research and Action Center. School Breakfast Scorecard (2009, December). Available at www.frac.org/pdf/breakfast09.pdf

Paraphrasing, Anti-Plagiarism, and Website Credibility Methods

Posted with permission of Zachery Durnell

In a recent field experience at a high school, I had the chance to use and implement two methods at the start of a research paper in a 9th grade Language Arts class.

The first is the CRAP method for website credibility. CRAP stands for Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose. Under each of these headings are questions that students can answer to help assess the credibility of a website. This method actually stuck with the students. We all think of CRAP as being a bad thing. In this case a CRAP website is a credible and usable source in a research paper. Continue reading

The Role of Health and Exercise Science in Human Science

By Rebecca A. Hess

At first glance, you might think that the title of this blog insinuates that I am questioning the inclusion of our profession into the most gracious host area, human sciences.  This is not the case, but rather a snapshot view of our related fields and a self-validation of our profession.  As an educator in the area of human movement for over more than thirty years, I have come to wonder, do we know where we have come from, what are hoping to do, and where we want to go from here?  A few years ago, I presented a general panel session titled The Role of Health Science in Honors at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference (NCHC) in Washington, D.C. with two past honors and Kappa Omicron Nu student athletic training seniors.  My proposed question was to raise the similar issue on academic and personal responsibility.  This information and query is as an extension of that panel topic that will further explore the role of health and exercise science in the human sciences, as well as honors programs which have traditionally focused on development of the humanities.     Continue reading

4 Years of the Cal U – Jamaica Learning Community

By Joni Craymer Roh

Over the past 3 years, KON (Nu Omicron chapter) has worked with the faculty and students in the Nursing Department to deliver distance education to children, young adults and caregivers in Jamaica.  As the title reads: Global Health Through A Learning Community Without Borders, Dr. Cheryl Hetman, RN is the director of the program and is a member of the Nursing Department.  Dr. Hetman has worked closely with Dr. Carol Biddington (KON member — Co Adviser) in the Exercise Science and Sport Studies Department over the years, to deliver various health topics to caregivers in Jamaica.  KON students are asked to specifically present/lecture and demonstrate areas such as contractures, first aid, massage, and range of motion (ROM) to caregivers in Jamaica via distance education.  The bottom 6 photos is a representation of the KON students and staff presenting; and if you look close enough you can see the distance education screen and Jamaicans.  The entire pdf is a poster representing this Service Learning outlining how the evolution has occurred over time and who has been involved with program.  This poster was presented at the Cal U Academic Excellence Days.

Four years ago the group was designed to be a multidisciplinary, multicultural, collaborative Learning Community with a focus on global health, and ultimately, on improving the well-being of hundreds of impoverished, marginalized children and young adults living at Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) mission in various parts of Jamaica. Over the years this program has evolved and expanded to meet the needs of MSC.

View the project presentation (PDF)

Summertime Fun in the Sun

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We are well into the summer months so discard those winter doldrums and get active! To help you get in the mood, we’ve assembled a variety of outdoorsy studies from around the world:

With the advent of digital cameras and camera phones, we have all become amateur photographers. Picturesque peaks and beautiful beaches can be captured with the press of a button, tagged, and shared with others instantly via social media. Researchers, like the ones in a recent PLOS ONE study, can now use this user-generated data—these geo-tagged photographs—to find striking vistas and examine how they correlate with environmental factors, such as soil carbon and farming. These researchers used photos of Cornwall, England, uploaded to Panaramio and plotted them on a map to see where users were taking pictures. Photographs that were clustered together indicated that the area was valued for its aesthetic or visual beauty. As you might think, most clusters were found in beaches and sparsely populated coastal towns. Their findings also suggest that agricultural areas were negatively correlated with aesthetic value.

When looking for your next vacation destination, find somewhere picturesque with clean water. In the US, researchers have studied the effect that water quality may have on recreational activities in the Puget Sound. To do so, they used data from the Washington State Parks to determine how many people entered, camped, or moored in the Puget Sound, starting from the late 1980s to the present day. They then plotted this against fluctuations in Enterococcus, a type of bacteria associated with urinary tract infections and meningitis, in the water. Their findings indicate that an increase of Enterococcus corresponded to a recorded decrease in visitation rates.

Feel like getting involved in the scientific process? You can spend your summer taking part in the citizen science movement and enjoy the great outdoors at the same time. Your contributions may help someone with their research! For example, take this recent PLOS ONE study that uses observational data collected by a Turkish ornithological society. The researchers took recorded sightings of 29 songbird species and combined it with climate data (rainfall and temperature) to develop a model predicting how songbirds may be affected by climate change. The model helped them predict the birds’ distribution in 2020, 2050, and 2080.

Fun can also be found closer to home. For those of you with little ones, there is research to indicate that children’s sedentary behavior can be reduced using a few simple methods. The researchers of this study suggest decreasing the amount of time parents watch TV on the weekend, and instead recommend participating in boys’ sports and encouraging girls to play outside. Their suggestions are based on data collected from participants’ accelerometers over the course of a year. Learn more about this study here.

Citations:

Casalegno S, Inger R, DeSilvey C, Gaston KJ (2013) Spatial Covariance between Aesthetic Value & Other Ecosystem Services. PLoS ONE 8(6): e68437. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068437

Kreitler J, Papenfus M, Byrd K, Labiosa W (2013) Interacting Coastal Based Ecosystem Services: Recreation and Water Quality in Puget Sound, WA. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56670. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056670

Abolafya M, Onmuş O, Şekercioğlu ÇH, Bilgin R (2013) Using Citizen Science Data to Model the Distributions of Common Songbirds of Turkey Under Different Global Climatic Change Scenarios. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68037. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068037

Atkin AJ, Corder K, Ekelund U, Wijndaele K, Griffin SJ, et al. (2013) Determinants of Change in Children’s Sedentary Time. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67627. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067627

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterococcus

Image:  99-Bar Harbor by Robert & Pam.