CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) is a TEA approved Coordinated School Health Program designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in elementary school aged children. By teaching children that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be FUN, the CATCH Program has proved that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior change that carry into adulthood.
The CATCH Program focuses on coordinating four components:
First one is the Eat Smart school nutrition program, K-5 and 6-8. This helps promote healthy eating on a daily basis not just at school.
Classroom Curriculum ,a Physical Activity program, and a Family program. The Coordination of health messages between these four component areas is critical to positively impact children's knowledge and behavior.
For over 10 years CATCH has guided schools, families, and children in the process of being healthy. CATCH, the largest school-based health promotion study in the U.S., has demonstrated that behaviors such as eating foods high in saturated fat and physical inactivity can be changed. -CATCH
For more information please contact the CATCH curriculum coordinator:
Email: Coach Taylor