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Motivating Adolescents with Technology to CHOOSE Health (MATCH)

Health Equity Considerations

MATCH was developed specifically to reach under-resourced children. Its initial implementation was in a school located in a rural North Carolina county with high rates of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease; the school population had over 60% participation in the federally subsidized school lunch program and over two-thirds were African American. MATCH was expanded into other schools in North and South Carolina, many of which have similarly high proportions of students who are overweight or obese, have low socioeconomic status, and are African American.