New Hampshire CATCH Kids Club
October 21, 2014
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. They have long recognized the important role they play in keeping kids healthy by providing them with environments to support healthy choices…environments where being active is what you do and healthy food is the norm.
During a 2012 visit to the Penacook Community Center, the First Lady was struck by the high-energy parallels between the CATCH Kids Club curriculum and her own “Let’s Move” campaign. In fact, she was so inspired by the pre-schoolers during her visit to the PCC that she joined them in an impromptu bunny hop, much to the delight of the national media horde that was on hand to chronicle her visit.
Director of Community Health
Foundation for Healthy Communities