International Youth Day recognizes children’s issues worldwide through workshops and cultural events. It also highlights the potential of today’s youth to create a promising future for generations to come. So what better way to celebrate than to introduce Jump with Jill, a Pittsburgh kids production company prioritizing the health and development of children everywhere?

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As a leader in interactive educational experiences since 2008, Jump with Jill makes healthy rock. Created by a singing Registered Dietitian and her band of extraordinary educators, Jump with Jill’s memorable anthems celebrate the power of healthy eating and exercise. The evidence-based content of this award-winning production company has melted the faces of millions of kids around the world.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that prohibited singing together in large groups, creator Jill Jayne, MS, RD reimagined the live tour to bring the rockin’ nutrition education tunes to the screen with a Pittsburgh-based cast and video production team.

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This past spring, the digital adaption of Jump with Jill empowered school leaders to implement an effective movement-based nutrition program and expanded accessibility for a wider range of locations and teaching environments. Even the pickiest of eaters began to really like healthy foods! Now, Jump with Jill: THE MOVIE! is available for home streaming for the first time ever.

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International Youth Day is observed each August 12 to spotlight issues that affect children around the world. It’s no secret that approximately 19% of kids age 2-19 have obesity; childhood obesity is estimated to cost $14 billion annually in direct health expenses in the U.S. alone. Since you only get one body that will last your entire life, Jump with Jill: THE MOVIE! uses the same tools normally used to sell junk food and inactivity to empower kids to take care of their bodies for years to come.

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The health of today’s youth is critical to shaping outcomes for future generations. Programs such as Jump with Jill recognize the importance of nutrition, helping children to grow up balanced and strong.

Dare you not to move when you view the streaming options at for a family movie night, a rainy day activity, or a unique homeschool lesson that is guaranteed to get the whole family dancing. Get an appetizer of shorter sweet and savory content on Jump with Jill’s Youtube channel, and follow @jumpwithjill on all social media for backstage updates. Are you ready to rock?!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
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