Carrcroft is a CATCH school!
The Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) Program exists for the primary purpose of creating healthy children and healthy school environments. The CATCH Program is designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices, and to prevent tobacco use in elementary school aged children. By teaching children that eating healthy foods and being physically active every day can be FUN, the CATCH Program has proven that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes that carry into adulthood.CATCH is a coordinated school health program which builds an alliance of parents, teachers, child nutrition personnel, school staff, and community partners to teach children and their families how to be healthy for a lifetime. The four CATCH components -Go For Health Classroom Curriculum, CATCH Physical Education, Eat Smart School Nutrition Guide, and family Home Team activities - reinforce positive healthy behaviors throughout a child's day and make it clear that good health and learning go hand in hand. The Coordination of health messages between these four component areas is critical to positively impact children's knowledge and behavior.For over 10 years CATCH has guided schools, families, and children in the process of being healthy. CATCH, the largest school-based health promotion study in the U.S., has demonstrated that behaviors such as eating foods high in saturated fat and physical inactivity can be changed.Core members Wendy Newcomb, Physical Education Teacher; Tina Regas, Nurse; Mark Overly, Principal; Marie Krauss, Third Grade Teacher; and Kia Brabson, First Grade Teacher are continuing to develop methods to integrate the components of CATCH into the lives of Carrcroft students and their families. Continue to check this CATCH link for program updates and exciting new information.