Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones

Empowering young children to make healthy choices.

Recognition for HALO


In 2007, HALO underwent a formal evaluation to determine the effectiveness of the program. The research resulted in significant assurance that HALO makes positive impact on the children who participate in the program. The evaluation results were accepted and published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) in 2011.  Learn more at the NREPP website:

Alliance for Children and Families

In 2004, the HALO program was honored at the October Biennial by the Alliance for Children and Families with its Robert Rice Innovative Program Award. The award is given for a distinctive and innovative program that effectively and creatively addresses the needs of the families and communities it serves.