GREENFIELD — Sixty seconds was all they needed.
Thursday morning, children across the globe joined together to participate in a quick and fun fitness program aimed at fighting childhood obesity and raising awareness of the importance of daily exercise.
Each year, the Just A Minute World Record Event invites children, teachers and staff to stop what they’re doing and dedicate one minute to physical activity.
On Thursday, more than 400 students at J.B. Stephens Elementary joined the campaign in hopes of helping break last year’s record of 1.3 million participants. They gathered in the school cafeteria for a 60-second break from class work.
This is the second year for the J.A.M., which takes place in schools around the world. Teachers log their students’ exercise on the J.A.M. website, which tracks participation.
On Thursday, Indiana ranked 24th in the nation with 16,520 participants.
For more information on the J.A.M. program, visit jamworldrecord.org.