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CATCH Global Foundation and Action for Healthy Kids Partner to Bring Whole Child Health to Schools Across America

CHICAGO (May 14, 2019) — Two leading organizations in the school health arena have teamed up as part of a concerted effort to improve kids’ health and well-being in schools nationwide through programming, policies, and community engagement. Together, CATCH Global … Read More

We’ve updated the CATCH.org K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 Activity Packs with specific prompts and augmentations to reinforce the five Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) core competencies defined by The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). The SEL supplement is only available online and is being provided … Read More

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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

CATCH Partners

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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