Jackson In Action (JIA) is a community coalition that promotes healthy lifestyles for children, their families, and the greater community. JIA became a coalition in 2011, when a group of concerned agencies came together to increase physical activity and nutrition, and decrease poor health and eating habits. The Pace and Pedal event is one of the primary fundraisers for JIA, with the funds used for community events throughout the year.
One example of a healthy living project coordinated through JIA is a Harvest of the Month initiative which raises awareness of healthy harvest items every month including fruits and vegetables, and encourages community members and families to try new healthy food items and recipes. Harvest of the Month is now being sustained in several partner organizations throughout Jackson County. JIA has also hosted several physical activity events, launched a pallet garden project, and assisted in various community events.
Jackson In Action coalition partners include Black River Memorial Hospital, Jackson County UW-Extension, Ho-Chunk Health Care Center, Jackson County Public Health, Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Lunda Community Center, LLC, Together For Jackson County Kids, Black River Falls School District, and Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan School District.
Check out Jackson In Action's website at www.JacksonInAction.org