TAKE 10!® is impacting children across the United States and internationally. See below for a few examples of the program’s success.
In 2006, the Delaware State Legislature passed two bills (HB372, HB471) to promote physical education and physical activity and to assess fitness among students. Results from a pilot project1 in 19 schools suggest that students enrolled in 150 minutes of structured, evidence-based programs (citing TAKE 10! and CATCH) had higher rates of fitness than students in unstructured programs. With support from a Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant, the Nemours Health Foundation is implementing TAKE 10! in 70 elementary schools over a three-year period from 2008 to 2011.
The Trover Foundation’s Delta Rural Health project is working to promote health in western Kentucky through a multi-faceted wellness program in 58 schools.2 In addition to bullying awareness and prevention as well as dental education, the Foundation supports the use of the TAKE 10! program to enhance children’s physical activity in schools. The program has impacted approximately 23,000 students, and teachers and school personnel have noticed positive benefits from the use of TAKE 10!. Click here to see what teachers and students are saying about how TAKE 10! and the wellness program are improving student health.
A new project in Kentucky, initiated in 2010 and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is impacting children’s health through a community-focused effort. This collaborative initiative is coordinated by the Frankfort YMCA and includes TAKE 10! delivery in Frankfort Schools. Read more about this initiative here.
One policy achievement success story is found in the adoption of the TAKE 10! program in Tennessee. Tennessee’s adoption of Coordinated School Health (CSH) and the successful implementation of TAKE 10! in more than 9000 classrooms within the state from 2007 to 2010 demonstrate the importance of state leadership to provide guidance to local districts on how to achieve the state PA/PE mandate of 150 minutes per week. This success is further documented in the recent Tennessee CSH report, which notes that: “The prevalence of overweight and obesity among the state’s children dropped from 40.9% to 39.0%.”3(p.6)
1. Chang DI, Gertel-Rosenberg A, et al. A statewide strategy to battle child obesity in Delaware. HealthAffairs. 2010 Mar:29(3):481-490.
2. Carmichael A. Delta Rural Project focuses on improving health care in W.Ky. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, Center for Excellence in Rural Health-Hazard.
3. Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Coordinated School Health. Tennessee Coordinated School Health 2008–2009 Executive Summary. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Coordinated School Health; 2009:1–36.