Other Programs

Here are some other National and Ohio evidence based programs for schools:

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance provides expert advice and resources for school professionals, teachers and students in addition to information specifically for parents.

Coordinated Approach to School Health: The CATCH Program

CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) is an evidence-based, coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in children from preschool through grade 8. The program is currently being implemented in over 7,500 schools and after-school programs across the United States and Canada.

Coordinated School Health Program

A coordinated school health program (CSHP) model consists of eight interactive components. Schools by themselves cannot – and should not – be expected to solve the nation’s most serious health and social problems. Families, health care workers, the media, religious organizations, community organizations that serve youth, and young people themselves also must be systematically involved. However, schools could provide a critical facility in which many agencies might work together to maintain the well-being of young people.

Buckeye Healthy School Alliance

An Ohio based alliance that supports school health and the connection to academic performance.

Farm To School

Connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias.

Granny’s Garden School

Comprehensive school garden program.

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School programs enable community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children to safely walk and bicycle to school. In the process, programs are working to reduce traffic congestion and improve health and the environment, making communities more livable for everyone.


SPARK is a research-based organization that disseminates evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students. Each SPARK program strives to foster environmental and behavioral change by providing a coordinated package of highly active curriculum, on-site teacher training, extensive follow-up support, and content-matched pe equipment. Since 1989, SPARK has provided curriculum materials, teacher training, and consultation to over 100,000 teachers and youth leaders, representing many thousands of schools, organizations, and agencies worldwide.

Take 10!

TAKE 10! is a classroom-based physical activity program for kindergarten to fifth grade students.