SWITCH School Wellness Programming
Members of the lab have led the coordination and evaluation of a school obesity program called SWITCH (School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health). Through a USDA funded grant, the team is working to building and evaluating training models to facilitate broader adoption, implementation and maintenance across Iowa.
What is SWITCH
SWITCH is an evidence-based obesity prevention program designed to help youth to "Switch what they Do, View and Chew". The program, based on social ecological theory, works with and through schools to reach parents and children. A novel aspect of the project is that it is managed through participatory research agreement to enable shared learning through the project. Additional details are below:
SWITCH Leadership Team
Switch is guided by an interdisciplinary research team consisting of a number of ISU faculty members as well as colleagues at Kansas State University and Louisiana State University.
Sign up for SWITCH!
We are currently recruiting schools to participate in the 2018 version of SWITCH. Schools will receive customized links and support through the online content management system (www.iowaswitch.org). Schools willing to partner on the program evaluation can have the program costs waived. Programming is managed through a partnership with the 4H Program managed through ISU Extension and Outreach