What is CATCH?
CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) is an evidence-based Coordinated School Health Program designed to promote physical activity and 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 proven that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes that can last a lifetime.
Barton Hills is instituting the CATCH program. A committee has been established by BHE PE teacher Mrs. Perry and includes BHE administration, teachers and parents.
Why do we need CATCH?
Did you know that childhood obesity is a national epidemic. In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 children (ages 2 – 19) is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems. As parents, caregivers, brothers and sisters, leaders in schools, communities and healthcare, we can work together to create a nation where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
Learn the facts, our approach to solving this epidemic and how you can help be a part of the change.
- CATCH at the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
- Global CATCH Site
- Texas PTA Healthy Lifestyles Program
- AISD School Health Advisory Council
- Partnership for a Healthy Texas
- Go, Slow and Whoa! A Kid’s Guide to Eating Right
- AISD Wellness Initiatives
- CDC Info on Overweight and Obesity in Children
- Lunchbox Ideas (pdf)