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
CATCH stands for a Coordinated Approach To Child Health and is an evidence-based, coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices and the prevention of tobacco use in children. The CATCH Programs cover kids from preschool through 8th grade and has been implemented in thousands of schools and after-school organizations across America and Canada.
By teaching children that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be FUN , the CATCH Programs have proven that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes that can last a lifetime.
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.
CATCH Physical Activity
Speical Guest: John Krampitz, PhD
December 18, 11:30AM (CST)
Be sure to CATCH our next webinar on December 18th at 11:30 AM (CST). Our special guest will be Dr. John Krampitz who will discuss how to use CATCH Physical Activity to Positively Address Neurologically Based Behavioral Problems.
More about Dr. Krampitz
John is a 40+ year veteran of the health and physical
education profession. He has experience at every level of the
educational continuum. John is recognized within his
profession as an expert on the psychological effects of sport
and fitness activities on children’s physical and emotional
Starting in 2000 with University of Texas Health Science Center, John has been a national trainer with the CATCH program for the last 13 years. The CATCH program is the #1 Childhood Obesity Prevention Program in the United States as well as the only research based coordinated school health program. As founder, owner and the inspiration behind Dr. John's Sports Center, a licensed child care center in Cedar Park from 2005 to 2013, he set out to create a place in Central Texas that families could rely upon for quality childcare with a focus on nutrition and physical activity. John speaks and trains from first-hand experience not only as a Public School Educator, but as a Child Care Director. As a member of the CATCH team at the University of Texas, he has been instrumental to the development of the CATCH Training model.
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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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