Texas Coordinated School Health
CATCH leads the state of Texas in Coordinated School Health. The original CATCH trials took place in El Paso over 25 years ago, and since then, CATCH has been adopted in over half of all schools in the state.
According to Texas legislative statute (Texas Education Code §38.013), Coordinated School Health programs are required for all schools, and must include (1) health education, including oral health education; (2) physical education and physical activity; (3) nutrition services; and (4) parental involvement. CATCH curriculum includes clear instruction in each of these four key areas.
- Learn how TEA evaluates effectiveness of Coordinated School Health Programs
- See full list of approved Coordinated School Health programs in Texas.
Curious what CATCH looks like in Texas schools? See how CATCH is at work in major metropolitan school district Dallas ISD, or how rural Valley district Los Fresnos CISD has integrated CATCH into not just their schools, but their whole community.
- View the Texas Department of Health and Human Service’s page of Coordinated School Health Resources for TX schools.
- View Texas Department of Agriculture School Wellness Policy Checklist (provided by Pflugerville ISD)
- Our friends at Action for Healthy Kids are experts in Texas School Wellness Policy! Check out their 7 step Wellness Policy Guide or visit their Texas-specific page with webinars and other resources to help you on your way to better wellness!