VanAllen students learn to ?switch? it up

Van Allen students dance in their school gym as part of their SWITCH program on Wednesday, April 25. The school is participating in a 12 week program with Iowa State University and the Iowa 4-H Program called SWITCH (School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health). The initiative is an evidence based obesity prevention program designed to help students adopt healthy lifestyles, both in school and at home. Through SWITCH, students learn to ?switch what they Do, View, and Chew?. SWITCH also gives schools a way to meet Iowa Department of Education requirements for school wellness.