1,2,3 JUMP is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation whose mission is to promote health & fitness, foster education, connect families, and motive communities!
According to the CDC: In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015–2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 school-age children and young people aged 6 to 19 years in the United States has obesity.
Many factors contribute to childhood obesity, including:
Metabolism—how your body changes food and oxygen into energy it can use.
Eating and physical activity behaviors.
Community and neighborhood design and safety.
Short sleep duration.
Negative childhood events.
Genetic factors cannot be changed. However, people and places can play a role in helping children achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Changes in the environments where young people spend their time -like homes, schools, and community settings -can make it easier for youths to access nutritious foods and be physically active.
To use jump rope as a tool to keep our communities healthy by empowering
children and their families through growth, development, connection,
and opportunities to serve the needs of others locally and globally!