Posted in Colchester Middle School, General, Malletts Bay School, Porters Point School, Programs, Union Memorial School, Vision Summit/Vision and Strategic Plan, Wellness

Rockstar Nutritionist Returns to CSD!

Today, more than 95 percent of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise.
—Mike Adams

Our community has told us that wellness efforts in our schools are important. We’re listening.

We are pleased to announce that the nation’s only rockstar nutritionist is returning to Colchester School District—and this time, she will work with students in grades K–8.

“Jump With Jill” is an age-appropriate, interactive, multimedia touring program that incorporates music and movement into nutrition education. It is designed to teach lifelong healthy habits, including choosing nutritious foods, encouraging exercise and proper hydration, and body acceptance and empowerment.

Jill Jayne, a musician and registered dietician, created the program to encourage young people and their families to take good care of themselves. “Jump With Jill” has been performed all over the United States and Europe, and it has received acclaim from Nickelodeon, PBS Kids Sprout, National Public Radio, and the Washington Post. She also recently performed for the Detroit Lions as part of the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

Students at Porters Point School benefited from this program a number of years ago thanks to PPS’s Fred Moses. It so impressed CSD Business and Operations Manager George Trieb that he worked to bring the program back so that students in Union Memorial School, Malletts Bay School, and Colchester Middle School could also participate.

Jill Jayne will work with MBS and CMS students on May 24 and PPS and UMS students on May 25. Stay tuned for a follow-up!

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