The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Program
The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Program has been implemented in 7,500 schools and after school programs across North America. CATCH is a mentor partnership, where parents, educators, and caregivers work together to promote physical activity and healthy food choices, as well as preventing tobacco use in children from preschool through grade 8.
The methods utilized by CATCH are strictly evidence based, and designed to show kids that making healthy choices can be not only easy, but fun. Subtle changes are made to school lunch programs, PE teaching methods, and curricula that are proven to slow the increase in risk of overweight seen in a controlled group of school children. A recent Cornell university study named CATCH the most cost-effective program for the fight against childhood obesity. Parents and Educators alike are getting excited about the Method CATCH uses, but also about the results. The solid research that forms the foundation of CATCH provides real answers, real data, and real encouragement for those embarking on the program together.