Approved by Board of Directors: September 2017
SECU Foundation partnered with East Carolina University (ECU) to provide a student wellness pilot. The project is a two-year effort to expand ECU’s Motivating Adolescents with Technology to CHOOSE Health (MATCH) Wellness program to one or more school districts in western North Carolina. This school-based wellness program addresses healthy eating and childhood obesity in 7th grade youth.
Both Yancey County Schools and Mitchell County Schools were selected to participate in the pilot for implementation of the MATCH Wellness program beginning in Fall 2018.