Jump with Jill Live Tour Presented by Meijer Rocks Midwest Schools

Produce for Kids raises funds to bring nutrition education program to local schools

January 27, 2017

Contact: Christina Fecher, christina.fecher@meijer.com, 616-540-6108 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The world’s only rock & roll nutrition show, Jump with Jill, is poised to rock schools across the Midwest this spring, thanks to the efforts of the Produce for Kids campaign hosted by Meijer. In the fall of 2016, participating produce suppliers raised enough funds to bring Jump with Jill to 25 schools this spring  at no cost – in the following areas:

  • Columbus, OH - February 27 - March 3, 2017
  • Milwaukee, WI - March 6 - 10, 2017
  • Lansing, MI - March 13-16, 2017
  • Detroit, MI - March 20 - 24, 2017

Our partnership with Produce for Kids allows us to better educate our customers about the importance of making healthy food choices,” Meijer Healthy Living Advisor Melissa Hehmann said. “We’re extending the reach of Meijer Health and Wellness initiatives by supporting Jump with Jill and its mission to educate kids about good nutrition.”

Created by a Registered Dietitian and musician, Jump with Jill approaches nutrition education with catchy songs and upbeat dance moves to engage kids on the subject of health. Students leave the assembly empowered to eat better. Mejier offers a gorgeous and affordable selection of fruits and vegetables. Produce for Kids provides easy, fun and inspiring recipes that feature Meijer produce. The ten produce suppliers making this tour possible are Avocados from Mexico, Dole Salads, Earthbound Farm, Michigan Apples, Pero Family Farm, Sunset, Highline Mushrooms, Marzetti Salad Dressing, Green Giant and Lil’ Snappers. United against junk food, we will be victorious!

About Jump with Jill:

The world’s only rock & roll nutrition show Jump with Jill uses music and dance to celebrate healthy habits by transforming nutrition education into a live concert. Created by a Registered Dietitian and professional musician, the show uses singable anthems guaranteed to get students moving and learning about healthy habits. Now in its tenth year, the Jump with Jill show has been performed nearly 3,000 times for a million kids across the world. Find this press release and high resolution images at www.jumpwithjill.com/meijer-press/.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/meijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Produce for Kids®:

Produce for Kids® is a philanthropically-based organization that brings the produce industry together to educate consumers about healthy eating with fresh produce and raise funds for local children’s non-profit organizations. Since its creation in 2002 by Shuman Produce Inc., Produce for Kids has raised more than $6 million to benefit kids and families. To learn more about Produce for Kids and healthy eating, visit www.produceforkids.com.

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