Welcome to SWITCH!

SWITCH ("School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health") is an innovative school wellness program designed to help children to "Switch what they Do, View, and Chew!" This slogan highlights the three key goals of the program to help students to:

         Switch UP to 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day.
         Switch DOWN to 2 hours or less of screen time a day.
         Switch UP to 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

SWITCH is managed by an interdisciplinary research team in partnership with the 4H youth development program through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Schools are provided with resources to carry out SWITCH but have autonomy to run programming in ways that best fit their unique needs and goals. To learn more about SWITCH, visit our Extension and 4-H partner website.  Registration for SWITCH 2018-19 is still open. For additional information or to learn how to register please email us at switch@iastate.edu.

SWITCH School Wellness Conference - Nov 8 or 9

Registered schools are scheduled to attend the kick-off training sessions on either November 8th or 9th. The sessions will be held at the ISU Alumni Center (429 Alumni Lane, Ames IA 50011). Details and agendas will be provided electronically. We look forward to seeing you all here. 

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