Bright Spot: Motivating Adolescents with Technology to Choose Health (MATCH)

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This bright spot was originally published in the 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library and is brought to you through partnership with 100 Million Healthier Lives and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.


Detailed Description

MATCH is a teacher-developed interdisciplinary approach to student wellness combining physical activity, nutrition, and technology education. MATCH lessons are delivered over a 16-week period and are designed to parallel the seventh grade North Carolina Standard Course of study. Students are involved in activities and lessons across the curriculum to reinforce key concepts and develop a "knowledge base" resulting in behavior modification for successful management of weight control, disease prevention, and optimal health.

Expected Outcomes

Improved performance on End of Grade Reading, Math, Writing, and Computer Skills Test Successful management of weight control

Key Principles

Aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of study

Cost Details

Training Student Workbooks

Key Steps for Implementation

Aligned with the North Carolina Standard Course of study


Variable depending upon the organization

Required Staffing (FTEs)

Variable depending on the organization


Please contact MATCH for more information about training

Types of Staff

Physical Education Teacher Health Educator

Return on Investment Details

BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Public Schools of North Carolina East Carolina University

Outcome Measures

Improved health and fitness, Improved BMI, Improved goal setting skills

Process Measures

Fitness testing, Behavioral assessment, BMI calculations

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