Welcome to SWITCH!

SWITCH ("School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health") is an innovative school wellness initiative designed to support and enhance school wellness programming. Through SWITCH, schools can help students to "Switch what they Do, View, and Chew!"

SWITCH has been managed by an interdisciplinary research team in partnership with the 4-H Youth Development Program through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. SWITCH has had support from the Iowa Heart Center Foundation and more recently was funded through a grant from the Scanlon Center for School Mental Health.

The plans for the future of SWITCH are still evolving. The 4-H team will be providing alternative forms of support through their Healthy Living initiative but there presently is not funding available to support SWITCH as it was designed to be delivered. We hope to be able to find streamlined ways to help schools to continue using elements of SWITCH over time to help youth to 'switch what they do, view and chew'. 

For questions or more information about SWITCH please email our team at switch@iastate.edu