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
New CATCH Catalog
Fitness and Academic Achievement - A Study of 13 Texas School
Duncan Van Dusen, MPH
Executive Director, CATCH Global Foundation and
Steve Kelder, PhD, Co-Director of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation for Healthy Living
Recorded June 25th
agrees with the importance of having healthy children, but
schools are evaluated and funded based on students' academic
performance - not their physical fitness. 13 Texas School
Districts contributed anonymous, matched fitness and
standardized test records for over a quarter million
schoolchildren to a study at the UT School of Public Health.
This webinar will review the compelling evidence that cardiovascular fitness and core strength are indeed correlated with academic achievement throughout elementary, middle and high school and the implications of these findings for schools around the country.
CATCH for Schools
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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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