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More than 180 Mississippi Schools Participate in Take Down Tobacco Day with CATCH My Breath
The annual Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action on April 1st may have had a different feel this year, but enthusiasm and participation across the state of Mississippi was at an all-time high. The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids … Read More
Mississippi Department of Health Awards Contract to CATCH My Breath
We are thrilled to announce that CATCH My Breath, CATCH’s evidence-based youth nicotine vaping prevention program, recently received a $100,000 youth vaping prevention services contract from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH). Through this award, MSDH joins California, Indiana, … Read More
We are thrilled with the healthy results we’ve seen in our students this past year after implementing the CATCH curriculum…[it’s] making a huge difference in the lives of our students, their families and the overall school environment.Sonia NoriegaLead Teacher of Health & Physical Education
Ysleta ISD, El Paso, TX
Education is empowerment. The model that CATCH emphasizes is about forming healthy habits for life, making healthy fun, and changing the environment around us to support healthier lifestyles full of movement and healthy eating.Rose JenningsCATCH Education Liason
It’s working! In just five months, the kids truly know what the word CATCH is and they know it’s just part of the routine at school … And most importantly, the kids are having fun, being active and learning alongside their classmates.Michelle DavisPhysical Education / Health Teacher & Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Guymon Junior High, Guymon, OK
CATCH is real! This program is here to stay. We are moving forward.Demetri DuronsletPhysical Education Coach
William Hart Elementary School, Gretna, LA
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
Want to Get Involved?
Talk to a CATCH Specialist now to learn more about our coordinated school health program and how to participate.