Southern Obesity Summit

October 1st, 2017 – October 3rd, 2017
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave
Atlanta, Georgia

 

“The CATCH Promise: Advancing Equity in Youth Obesity Prevention”

Monday, Oct 2, 1:00-2:15PM • Schools Room
Duncan Van Dusen,
 CATCH Global Foundation

The CATCH Promise, an initiative of the CATCH Global Foundation, aims to eliminate cost and accessibility barriers for underserved school districts wanting to implement coordinated school health to increase physical activity and healthy eating and prevent obesity among their students. Since 2015, the Foundation, in partnership with community funders, has provided CATCH curriculum materials, training, evaluation, and ongoing support to five CATCH Promise districts in the South, impacting over 50,000 children. Learn how this exciting initiative is closing the obesity gap for at-risk youth and how you can bring the CATCH Promise to your community.

“Fulfilling the ‘CATCH Promise’ in Jefferson Parish: A scalable approach to local school health needs”

Monday, Oct 2, 1:00-2:15PM • Schools Room
Benjamin Moscona
, Bridgedale Elementary School, Jefferson Parrish Public School System

In 2016, the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) became a CATCH Promise community, kicking off a collaboration that will implement coordinated school health in 24 schools over 2 years. CATCH Promise is an initiative of the CATCH Global Foundation and provides curriculum, training, and ongoing assistance to schools in low-socioeconomic communities to improve children’s physical activity and nutrition behaviors. Learn from the experiences of one JPPSS school as they’ve worked to build support for coordinated school health, implement curriculum components, and execute environmental strategies that promote healthy behaviors. Program impact and plans for sustainability will also be discussed.

 

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