Below is a list of the programs and other activities that the VITAHLS partnership has inspired or supported since its inception.


  • Nutrition Detectives™ program
  • NuVal™ nutrition rating system in cafeterias
  • Farm field trips
  • Cooking Matters cooking education series
  • Annual healthy cooking competitions for students
  • Parent newsletters with healthy recipes
  • Food Fight nutrition education teacher workshop
  • Funding for school gardens
  • Your Road to Health nutrition education curriculum
  • Student recipe cookbook
  • Community cooking program at YMCA summer camp
  • Professional development workshop for Pre-K teachers and staff
  • Smarter Lunchrooms cafeteria improvement
  • Mini-grant projects:
    • Cooking education for students
    • Farm field trip

Physical Activity

  • ABC for Fitness™ classroom physical activity breaks
  • “Biggest Loser” staff weight loss competition
  • “Couch to 5K” staff program
  • Walk-a-thons, walk-to-school days
  • Mini-grant projects:
    • Morning walking clubs
    • Student fitness competition
    • Recess equipment upgrade
    • Fitness center equipment upgrades
    • Kinesthetic classroom equipment
    • Yoga program for elementary school PE
    • Pedometer-based lessons for elementary school PE
    • Kinesthetic pathways