What is Operation Tone-Up?
Find out how our evidence-based in-school program, Operation Tone-Up®, has dramatically improved children’s health including reducing childhood obesity through true knowledge of nutrition and exercise. Students typically increase their nutrition knowledge scores by approximately 100% and exercise scores by as much as 400%! Student focus and attention, classroom discipline, and attendance improve as well. What is more, as their exercise and improved nutrition expands and energizes their brain, their test scores and overall academic performance improve.
The curriculum comes with Student Workbooks, interactive DVD and CD, and a comprehensive Teacher’s Manual, including handouts and tests. The OTU curriclum is aligned with the National Standards for reading, writing, math, health, and PE, so it reinforces rather than distracting from classroom time for the core curriculum. Proper exercise form and motivational exercise music are demonstrated on the DVD. Teachers may exercise with students, or simply play the DVD or CD for their students.
Teacher training is available upon request, either in the school district or on the Web, and only requires two hours of the teacher’s time.
We designed the Operation Tone-Up® course to be fun. But it gets results because it is easy to implement, rigorous, and engaging. What is more, Operation Tone-Up improves academics and attendance as well as health. More exercise and better nutrition increase brain activity and cognition, and mean that students pay better attention, are more disciplined, and do better on tests. With better health and engagement, attendance also goes up, bringing more state funds to schools, and paying back the cost of the program.
This program is endorsed by the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, based on results he witnessed in the Chicago Public Schools.
To find out more about OTU’s evidence-based results, and how OTU is different from other programs, click here.