Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF)
Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF) is a research-based curriculum that features eight “Kangaroo Jumps” or sessions that help kids ages 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 5) learn the importance of nutrition, increased physical activity and food safety.
Jiff the Joey invites kids and teen volunteers to experience a fun way to a healthier lifestyle! Children will participate in fun new physical fitness and nutrition activities while they:
- Increase strength, flexibility and endurance
- Taste new foods
- Prepare tasty snacks
- Learn how to keep foods safe
Most of all kids will have fun while they jump, learn and run!
- Jump Into Foods & Fitness (JIFF) Information for Educators & Volunteers
- Jump Into Foods & Fitness: Recommended Book List for Youth
- Jump Into Foods & Fitness: Recommended Websites for Families
- Jump Into Foods & Fitness: Recommended Websites for Youth
Ask an Expert
Have a quesiton on healthy food and fitness or general nutrition? Ask nutrition experts from MSU Extension and around the country.
June 6, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Listing ingredients when possible will put participants who have food allergies at ease, and is also a great opportunity to teach nutritional lessons.
March 29, 2017 | Kea Norrell-Aitch | Children learn their fitness habits from the adults in their lives. Be the fitness example you want to see in your children.
March 29, 2017 | Kea Norrell-Aitch | Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore. Consider these fun suggestions to making exercise exciting.
May 23, 2016 | Jamie Wilson | A new Michigan 4-H summer camp will provide youth 13 to 19 years-old with an exciting opportunity to learn about nutrition, physical fitness and personal safety firsthand.
April 6, 2016 | Abbey Miller | The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members may apply for these funds.
December 19, 2014 | Jan Brinn | When you make your New Year’s resolution to add more exercise to your daily routine, consider making it a cultural experience as well by trying the Japanese radio taiso.