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.

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Coordinated School Health in Texas!


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.

CATCH TEACATCH is one of only 4 programs approved by the Texas Education Administration to meet these criteria.

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.

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