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Jump IN For Healthy Kids Program Announced
Updated May 2, 2014 7:12 AM
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(UNDATED) - Indiana has a new organization to help tackle childhood obesity.

It's called Jump IN for Healthy Kids. CEO Ron Gifford says the new initiative is a coalition of civic, business, health, faith and academic leaders who are committed to reducing childhood obesity.

Gifford says childhood obesity remain a nationwide epidemic. He says the group is seeking ways to address the issue.

Gifford says the group includes a 28 person leadership council, small staff and they're building a volunteer base.

Gifford says they'll focus on creating programs that help kids and families make healthy choices. They'll also promote employer wellness programs, restaurants, bike share programs, playgrounds and more.

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