South Carolina Department of Education

October 30, 2014


In 2010, Greenville County Schools discovered through BMI data collection that 41.2% of its 70,000 students were overweight or obese. In conjunction with South Carolina Healthy Schools, a collaborative effort between the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Department of Health and Control, they decided to bring CATCH programming to the District. South Carolina Healthy Schools provided CATCH training, materials, and technical assistance, and helped develop the district’s own CATCH Training Cadre. Through 2012, 152 schools around the state have received CATCH programming support from the SC Healthy Schools team.

“CATCH has made an undeniable mark improving the health of students in our district. I have been so impressed when schools finally ‘get’ the benefit of a coordinated health message.”Penny Bostain
Comprehensive Health & Physical Education Consultant with Greenville County Schools