Welcome to SWITCH!

Enrollment for the 2022-2023 SWITCH Program Year is Open

Register to become a SWITCH School here!

The annual SWITCH Conference will take place on Monday, September 26th. All registered schools and ISU Extension and Outreach partners are invited to attend.

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!"

Schools are provided with resources, training and support, but have autonomy to run programming in ways that best fit their unique needs and goals. SWITCH is managed by an interdisciplinary research team in partnership with the 4-H Youth Development Program through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. SWITCH’s partnership with the Iowa Heart Center Foundation provides financial support for program coordination and evaluation efforts and is fostering creation of additional heart health education components to enhance SWITCH.

For more information contact SWITCH at switch@iastate.edu