News & Events
All Texas YMCA Sites to Have Access to CATCH
AUSTIN, Texas—December 18, 2014 – The CATCH Global Foundation and the Texas State Alliance of YMCAs today announced a collaboration to bring the evidence-based CATCH child health program to all of the YMCA sites in Texas that don’t already use … Read More
Susan Combs Joins CATCH’s High-Powered Board of Directors
Child health non-profit organization the CATCH Global Foundation is excited to announce this week that Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs, is joining their Board of Directors. “Susan Combs has been an effective crusader for child health and nutrition … Read More
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One in every three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese.
An estimated $190.2 billion is spent every year on obesity-related illness.
Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence plays a key role in brain health and academic performance.
Only 19% of Americans get the recommended amount
of physical activity.
- Grades K-5
- Grades 6-8
Helping children to embrace healthy behaviors for a lifetime
CATCH Early Childhood (CEC) is designed to nurture a love of physical activity, provide an introduction to classroom-based gardening and nutrition, and encourage healthy eating in children ages 3-5. Little ones are motivated to walk, run, jump, dance and move their whole bodies while playing and having fun! Read More
Positively impacting children's knowledge and behavior
CATCH for K-5 focuses on coordinating four components: the Eat Smart school nutrition program, K-5 Classroom curriculum, a Physical Education 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. Read More
Educating young people and supporting healthful lifestyles
CATCH for 6-8 focuses on coordinating four components: the Eat Smart school nutrition program, 6-8 Classroom curriculum, a Physical Education 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. Read More
Physical activity and nutrition education for K-8 children
CATCH Kids Club (CKC) is a physical activity and nutrition education program designed for elementary and middle school aged children (grades K – 8) in an after-school or summer setting. Read More
See it in Action
Case Study: New Hampshire CATCH Kids Club
With support from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, the New Hampshire CATCH Kids Club program has reached over 100 out-of-school sites across New Hampshire. When the work first started, directors and staff at New Hampshire out-of-school programs were looking for ways to increase physical activity and healthy eating in the children they served. Read More
See it in Action
Case Study: Discover: CATCH Early Childhood
The Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA), in collaboration with The University of Texas School of Public Health has created Discover: CATCH Early Childhood to help address childhood obesity in their communities. Based on a foundation of Jewish values, the program … Read More
See it in Action
Case Study: Dallas ISD
Dallas ISD is the 2nd largest school district in Texas and the 15th largest in the country. Dallas ISD began implementing CATCH in 2009 after a thorough review of best practices around the country, and today the district uses CATCH in all 201 elementary-middle schools, serving 122,000 schoolchildren. Read More
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