National Nutrition Month

Debbie Kimberlin, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N. Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences Olivet Nazarene University Happy National Nutrition Month®!  This annual campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, allows us to focus our attention on the importance of making informed food choices, and to develop sound eating and physical activity habits.  This year’s theme, […]

Read Across America!

The idea for a day to celebrate reading was first thought up by a group called the National Education Association, also called the NEA. They first brought up the idea to have a special reading day in 1997. A lot of people really like the idea and just a year later, in 1998, the First […]

What is the FAN Approach?

Greetings, Jump Start Community! My name is Tori Graham, and I am a Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) Trainer and Project Manager at Erikson Institute in Chicago.  The FAN Approach serves as an internal GPS; a roadmap for engaging with parents.  The FAN focuses on parents’ urgent concerns and helps home visitors and clinicians tailor responses […]