University of Illinois Extension

About the Program

Healthy Hopping is a series of 6-8 lessons that engages youth to increase their physical activity and eat healthy.

Each lesson contains a nutrition activity, jump rope skills, and preparation of a healthy snack.

Besides teaching nutrition and physical activity, the program provides the youth the opportunity to work together and practice achieving new skills.

The lessons include:

  • How to eat following the food guide pyramid

  • Jump rope tricks with single ropes

  • Nutrition for building strong bones

  • The importance of exercise

  • Double Dutch jumping

  • How to prepare easy snacks

  • Jump Rope rhymes and games

For more information about the Healthy Hopping Program, please contact:

Jennifer McCaffrey
Assistant Dean, Family and Consumer Sciences
Office of Extension and Outreach
520 Bevier Hall MC-184
905 S Goodwin Ave
Urbana, Illinois 61801
FAX 217-244-2861
Single Rope Stunts Rhymes & Games Snacks About the Program