The SWITCH Program will be starting up in February 2014. The SWITCH programming is brought to you through a partnership between the Community Campus Partnership for Health at Iowa State University and the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA. We are currently enrolling schools to participate. Registration information is available from the ISU CCPH website (www.ccph.iastate.edu).
SWITCH is an innovative program designed to help children to "Switch what they DO, VIEW, and CHEW!". The program is managed through schools but the focus of the program is on helping to create healthy home environments for our children.
This slogan highlights the three key goals of the program -- helping youth to increase their physical activity, decrease their screen time, and increase their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables.
The specific goals of the program are to:
Switch UP to 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day.
Switch DOWN to 2 hours or less of screen time (TV, internet, video games, computer) a day.
Switch UP to 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Once you have registered, you can help your child complete the My Start worksheets to evalute his/her starting point. It's important that you assist your child with this first step so s/he gets off to a good - and accurate - start! We suggest you focus on assessing DO, VIEW, and CHEW for one day each this week.
Week 1 of SWITCH will start on Feburary 3, 2014!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Dr. Greg Welk - email@example.com.