Benefits and Features
MATCH works for ALL!
Most effective childhood obesity intervention.
MATCH meets the mission of the FNS and SNAP-Ed goals. Choose the Only effective middle-school childhood obesity intervention producing consistant, sustainable results.
Students get and stay engaged.
MATCH works for students by teaching them to make healthy choices when it comes to eating, physical activity and use of sedentary technology.
Developed by a teacher.
MATCH was developed by a teacher, for teachers. MATCH teaches educational objectives using wellness themes without creating more work for teachers "to do".
Provides an intuitive data warehouse.
MATCH puts a data warehouse at the fingertips of administrators for real-time reporting of BMI Status, Fitness, Bullying and Health Behavior analysis.
Fosters a leaner workforce.
MATCH works for Businesses by fostering a leaner workforce, reducing costs and increasing worker productivity.
What do teachers think of MATCH?
MATCH Proponents Quotes
"The consistent measured outcomes with decreases in weight status among young adolescents after MATCH participation, and the sustained improvements into the high school years, suggest a powerful potential of the program to improve health and reduce healthcare costs."
"MATCH has demonstrated effect on improving weight status of participants into the High School years, notably the only school-based intervention with sustained effectiveness."
"Based upon the detailed assessments and overall ratings by the two expert reviewers, MATCH met the established review criteria for research-tested interventions."
"The students impacted by MATCH live in areas of our state with the highest poverty and greatest health disparity, and most obesogenic environments. From our perspective, success here translates to success anywhere…"
"The Trust (Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust) has made investment in MATCH for one key reason: it works... Few programs have demonstrated this level of results for the investment."
"...it is very important when we find programs that work, that we figure out how we can replicate it."