On Saturday, June 2nd, the Jump with Jill Film Festival rocked Pittsburgh families at the landmark Oaks Theater. Guests enjoyed free healthy concession stand snacks, danced in the aisles as the interactive films aired, and cast and crew signed autographs for their fans on the red carpet and posted for the paparazzi with Watermelon Man, JSlice. Event producer Jill Jayne, MS, RD performed several songs live, joined by her back up dancers from Riverview High School. Jump with Jill is a school assembly that travels the country transforming nutrition education into a rock ‘n roll nutrition concert. With original music, movement-based learning, and a compelling character, Jump with Jill uses the same tools normally used to sell junk food and … Read More
The Jump with Jill Danceable Music Video Series helps you incorporate movement breaks between coursework, offer an alternative physical education class, or create a performance event for your entire school. In this video, the hit song from the Jump with Jill show about the benefits of fruit, “Nature’s Candy,” Jill channels her inner James Brown (or shall we say Janelle Monae?) to showcase the electrifying power of choosing fruit over candy. Joined by her band on piano, sax, upright bass, drums, and guitar and her featured dancers to model the moves, the song is presented in three levels to allow kids to master the moves. Then use the audio track to make videos of your own! In this video, you’ll … Read More
This interactive music video about fruit, The Sweet Beat, is a bumpin’ hook about the naturally sweet taste of fruit. That’s what I call a “Sweet Beat.” Now, let’s see what you can do. Pick your two favorite fruits and make up your own dance using the audio track. How sweet is your beat? Post your video to social media with the hashtags #SweetBeat and #EatMoreWatermelon.