Jami Haberl

Jami Haberl

Jami is the Executive Director at the Healthiest State Initiative. 

Blog posts by this Author:

  • HSI offers new community health funding review service

    Iowa's Healthiest State Initiative (HSI) announced today that its Foundations work group has convened to offer a new form of assistance to Iowa-based communities and nonprofits as they plan their health-based funding requests. This is a new service and type of support that does not currently exist in Iowa.

  • Iowa Walking College Fellows Announced

    Healthiest State Initiative, a nonprofit organization driven by the goal to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation, and the Iowa Department of Public Health announces that 12 Iowans have been accepted into the 2018 Iowa Walking College.

  • Fun screen-free activities for your family

    It's Screen Free Week and we pulled together a list of fun, creative ways that don't require using technology!

  • Spark your students' attention with quick bursts of movement

    These brain boosts will get them focused again. Are you noticing the glazed-over expression or tired yawns from the classroom? Take a break and get your students out of their chairs for quick brain boosts!

  • Breathe In. Breathe Out. Easy Yoga Moves for Kids

    Practicing yoga is a wonderful way for the whole family to get active. Quiet stretching and deep, slow breathing helps younger children calm down from too much excitement, plus, it allows parents to feel relaxed and centered.

  • I've lost my teenager to a smartphone!

    Too much screen time among U.S. teens can lead to depression, obesity and insomnia. In 2017, a study published in the Clinical Psychological Science journal and reported by The Washington Post outlined some serious health issues among teenagers across the country.

  • Get Creative!

    5 ways to sneak in more veggies at dinnertime. Iowa's 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count program focuses on instilling lifelong healthy eating and exercise habits among children and teens. One of the four elements is encouraging young Iowans to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

  • Let's get moving!

    Easy anywhere exercises. Iowa's 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count program is aimed at instilling healthy eating and physical activity habits among children and teens. This nationally-recognized and science-based program has four key components to help families make healthy choices each and every day.

  • Nationally recognized author Laura Putnam to deliver keynote at Healthiest State Initiative's annual conference

    On May 17, the Healthiest State Initiative will bring together Iowans to network and learn from health and well-being experts at the fourth annual conference.

  • Tips for Setting Screen Time Limits

    DYK too much screen time can lead to unhealthy habits or weight gain? Screen Free ZoneLetting the kiddos watch a funny YouTube video or play a counting game on your smartphone is definitely a lifesaver when you're trying to cook dinner, pay bills or just spend a few moments alone to decompress from a hectic day.

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