What is CATCH?
For 25 years, the CATCH Programs have guided kids on how to be healthy for a lifetime and it is now the #1 health promotion and childhood obesity prevention program available
We are CATCH USA and our goal is to inform and support your communities efforts in combating childhood obesity. We invite you to explore the world of CATCH and discover why communities all across America have adopted the #1 health promotion and childhood obesity prevention program in the country.
"As public health practitioners, “spending public money, we need to be sure a program is capable of delivering desired outcomes.” CATCH has “7000 schools, a combination of rural and urban settings, and 7000 positive results. It has me wondering why in the world are we scratching our heads still saying what can we do?”
Stephanie B. Coursey Bailey, MD, MSHSA
Chief of Public Health Practice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Discover CATCH: Early Childhood at JCCs Across the Country
Special Guests: Steven Beck, Mackenzie Noda
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The partnership between CATCH USA and the Jewish Community Centers of North America started 3 years ago. Since then, forty- one JCCs have been trained in the Discover CATCH program aiming to instill life long healthy habits in the youngest members of our community.
Steven Becker, Director, Health and Wellness Services, JCC Association of North America
Prior to working at JCC Association, Steven Becker was the fitness and aquatics director at the Marcus JCC of Atlanta, Georgia for four years, and the Westside JCC in Los Angeles, California for 15 years.
As JCC Association Director for Health and Wellness Services, Becker acts as a resource for the more than 350 JCC, YM-YWHA, and camp sites in the U. S. and Canada. It is JCC Association’s goal to help the field programmatically as well as professionally to become the fitness, recreation, wellness and aquatic leader within their community.
He is currently working on a continental initiative to help JCCs transition from fitness to wellness. As part of the initiative, he has creates a health program focusing on pre-school (Discover CATCH) that is currently in 41 JCCs. Steve sits on the USOC board for multi-sports organizations.
Noda, Program Associate, Early Childhood Education and Health
Mackenzie started as an intern at JCC Association and was immediately drawn to the Discover CATCH program because of its meaningful impact on the lives of young children. Almost two years later, she is now the Program Associate for Early Childhood Education & Family Engagement and Health & Wellness Services and Program Coordinator for Discover CATCH at JCCA. Prior to JCC Association Mackenzie attended Rutgers University on Division 1 scholarship for Field Hockey and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Communication and Organizational Leadership.
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The Resource Vault
What is the Resource Vault?
The CATCH Group has made over 25 years of CATCH support materials available within this site. For the first time ever, a wealth of literature created by researchers, government agencies and instructional developers responsible for creating the programs is now in one location and downloadable within the CATCH Vault.
Materials include evaluation forms, menu planning, best practices, presentations, research articles and much, much more.
We invite you to explore the Resource Vault and take advantage of the years of experience in researching and developing programs to combat childhood obesity.
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