Healthy Lifestyle Choices’s school-based programs focus on safety, nutrition, fitness, violence prevention and substance abuse prevention.

We are a proud part of Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human services organizations, touching the lives of 1.5 million people each year in hundreds of communities across the United States.


To strengthen our efforts, we have partnered with SPARK, the most rigorous research and distribution program for physical education and physical activity curricula in the world.

SPARK operates in multiple content areas: Physical Education in K-12 schools, Physical Activity and Recess for elementary schools, After School Programs, and Early Childhood/Preschool. SPARK is the ONLY program that can show scope and sequence for Pre-K through 12th grade and alignment with National PE standards.

SPARK is dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating research-based programs that promote lifelong wellness. SPARK strives to improve the health of children and adolescents by disseminating evidence-based physical activity and nutrition programs that provide curriculum, staff development, follow-up support, and equipment to teachers of Pre-K through 12th grade students.

SPARK’s Goals

The focus of SPARK is the development of healthy lifestyles, motor skills, movement knowledge, and social & personal skills. It is expected that SPARK Physical Education/Physical Activity students will:

  • Enjoy and seek out physical activity.
  • Develop and maintain acceptable levels of physical fitness.
  • Develop a variety of basic movement and manipulative skills so they will experience success and feel comfortable during present and future physical activity pursuits.
  • Develop the ability to get along with others in movement environments (e.g., share space and equipment, employ the “golden rule” of competition: be a good sport and demonstrate cooperative behavior).

Find out more about SPARK…

If you are interested in partnering with Healthy Lifestyle Choices and Volunteers of America, please contact