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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. To learn more about the CATCH program from the parent’s perspective click here.
- The official Texas CATCH website
- To learn about the Texas PTA’s Health Lifestyles program and for great resources on how parents and PTAs can get involved in their school’s wellness activities, see www.txpta.org/healthyhome2008.html.
- To learn about and/or get involved in statewide initiatives to combat childhood obesity, see www.texashealthinstitute.org/programs/obesity.php.
- For more information and/or to get involved in AISD’s School Health Advisory Committee, see www.austinisd.org/schools/shac/index.phtml.
- Partnership for A Healthy Texas – this is a public health and advocacy organization focused on reducing obesity. Click here for the press release which announces their Priorities for the 81st legislative session and here for a full briefing of their agenda.
- Go – Slow – Whoa Food List
- Experts recommend limiting celebrations that involve food to no more than one per class per month and that each party include no more than one junk food. Health School Celebrations provides guidance to support AISD’s wellness policy and AISD’s classroom parties guidelines.
- Lunchbox Ideas (pdf)