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One parent’s voice helps bring sun safety to a New York preschool

Get a FREE printed Ray and the Sunbeatables® toolkit for your school or child care site, while supplies last! Sign up here: https://sunbeatables.org/ Patricia Wahl’s daughter attends the Eliza Corwin Frost preschool in Bronxville, New York. Patricia’s family, like so many American … Read More

CATCH.org Physical Activity Packs Now Available!

These newly adapted “CATCH.org Physical Activity Packs” have a selection of the most popular physical activity cards from the various CATCH Activity Boxes, along with instructional materials and, coming this summer, video guides! The Activity Packs are available as 2-year subscriptions … Read More

Sep28

Florida Tobacco Prevention Summit

Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Beach Gardens PGA Boulevard  |  Full Details
Oct04

American School Health Association (ASHA)

Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre  |  Full Details
Oct04

SHAPE Michigan

Mission Point Resort  |  Full Details
Oct11

Texas Association of the Education of Young Children (TX AEYC)

Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort  |  Full Details

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
Cuenca, Ecuador

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

What's theProblem?

  • 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.


How We Can Fix It

Based on 25 years of scientific evidence-based research, CATCH approaches these problems through a variety of modules.

  • Cafeteria (GO, SLOW, WHOA)
  • Family & Community
  • Physical Education
  • Classroom


  • Pre-K
  • Grades K-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • After School

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

  • See it in Action

    Spotlight: Jefferson Parish Public Schools

    The New Orleans CATCH project aims to increase physical activity and healthy eating, reduce obesity, and create health-promoting environments for approximately 18,000 students in 39 elementary schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS).


  • See it in Action

    Spotlight: Ysleta Independent School District

    The Ysleta ISD CATCH project aims to increase physical activity and healthy eating, reduce obesity, and create health-promoting environments for approximately 18,500 students in 37 elementary schools in the Ysleta Independent School District.


Want to Get Involved?

Talk to a CATCH Specialist now to learn more about our coordinated school health program and how to participate.

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