Oklahoma Department of Health

October 30, 2014


As part of a 3 year project to reduce childhood obesity, the Oklahoma Department of Health implemented CATCH to support Strong and Healthy Oklahoma. As the project grew to 74 sites in 2011, results indicated that CATCH contributed to a significant decrease in student BMI, increased fruit and vegetable consumption, and increased physical activity within the after school programs. CATCH was expanded to an in-school pilot in 2012 in cooperation with the Oklahoma Department of Education.

“We see significant behavior changes in Oklahoma children who participate in CATCH Kids Club.”Kathy Payne
Oklahoma Department of Health