History of IMPACT

impact19 croppedIMPACT (Improving Meals and Physical Activity in Children and Teens) is an on-going project initiated by Avik Chatterjee and Natalie Muth of UNC School of Medicine. As 2005-2006 Schweitzer Fellows, Avik and Natalie implemented a twelve-hour program for fourth graders at Grady Brown Elementary School with lessons taught by Cedar Ridge High School teens to educate the children about nutrition and exercise and to empower both the children and the teens with the knowledge to make healthy decisions. The program for children has been developed in integration with North Carolina Standard Course of Study objectives for the fourth grade in order to be consistent with the North Carolina curriculum competency goals

 IMPACT is currently being revitalized after brief a period of inactivity.