1. Jump-start your child's fundraising efforts
- Join your school by registering here or use the ‘Join us’ button at the top of this page. If your school is not participating, you can join the National Jump Team!
- Set-up your child’s personal fundraising page with a picture and a few words about why they jump.
- Share your child’s fundraising page with friends, family and coworkers using email, text, and social media. You can even send pre-written emails and social posts through the Participant Centre.
- If your child’s school is not participating but you would like to participate, check-out this step by step check-list to guide you through running the Jump Program at home.
Need help registering online? Click here.
2. Start a dialogue with your child about why they’re jumping
- Speak to your child about why it’s important to give back and help others.
- Share your favourite EASY healthy habit with your child and the ways that you keep your heart and brain healthy.
- Speak to your child about the experiences of family members, friends or coworkers with heart disease and stroke.
3. Practice the EASY healthy habits every day at home
Protecting your heart and brain health is as EASY as picking a favourite healthy habit to focus on as a family!
Eat fruits and vegetables - Canada’s Food Guide recommends filling half your plate with vegetables and fruit.
Active for one hour or more - Children and teens should do 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily. They should engage in vigorous-intensity activities at least three days a week.
Screens for less than two hours - Fundraising online is fun, but most of your child’s free time should be spent away from televisions and technology, being active to keep their heart and brain healthy.
Yes to water, no to sugary drinks - The impact of sugary drinks on the health of Canadian children is troubling: childhood obesity levels in Canada have tripled since 1979. A 250mL serving of 100% orange juice has 5.5 teaspoons of added sugar.
Need some ideas to help your family practice EASY at home? Click here
4. Empower your child to set a goal and help them with a plan to achieve it
Not sure where to start? Choose one of the fundraising ideas below to get started: