The Great Body Shop

Program Overview

The Great Body Shop is a nationally recognized comprehensive health and substance abuse prevention program used by elementary and middle schools throughout the US. The program meets all state and national standards, and provides an educational environment in which it is enjoyable to learn.

It provides a cross-curricular approach for school districts that require additional concentration in one or more of the following specific areas:

  • Character Education
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking Asset Building
  • Reading
  • Social and Emotional Health
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Technology and other Learning Skills
  • Violence Prevention (including bullying)

Positive Impact on Attitudes, Knowledge & Behavior

The program uses multiple strategies to ensure that The Great Body Shop has a positive impact on children’s health attitudes, knowledge and behavior. Combining current research from the fields of substance abuse and violence prevention, educational psychology, neuroscience and human behavior, the program synthesizes accurate, developmentally appropriate content with effective instructional processes.

The Great Body Shop has been approved as a SAMHSA Research Based Model Program and is available free of charge to all local school districts.