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  •  CATCH Logo      What is CATCH?

    CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) is a TEA approved Coordinated School Health Program designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in elementary school aged children. By teaching children that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be FUN, the CATCH Program has proved that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior change that carry into adulthood.

    CATCH is a resource or tool that 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.

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  • How does CATCH benefit the students, staff and families at Cobb?

    By:
    • Improving the nutritional quality of school meals by promoting and coordinating ideas for linking good food to good health. Promoting the consumption of more GO foods than SLOW foods and more SLOW foods than WHOA foods.
      (http://www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/catch/PDF_Files/GO-SLOW-WHOA_11-04-10.pdf)
    • Providing teachers with user-friendly,easy to implement resources that blend health topics with core academic areas.
    • Getting students, parents and extended family members involved in practicing and adopting healthy eating and physical activity behaviors at home.
    • Promoting student’s enjoyment and participation in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) during PE classes, extra-curricular activities, and recreation time with family and friends
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  • What are our immediate CATCH goals?

    1. Increase moderate to vigorous physical activity.
    2. Increase fruit & vegetable consumption.
    3. Decrease TV viewing to no more than 2 hours per day.
    4. Decrease sugar sweetened beverage consumption (i.e. sodas, energy drinks, vitamin water, sports drinks, etc).
     
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  • What does CATCH look like on our campus?

    As we develop our school wellness goals here at Cobb, we encourage you to speak with our principal, Mr. Nuetzmann, if you have suggestions or wish to volunteer to be a part of our Health & Wellness team.

    The CATCH Champion.

    • The CATCH Champion is the Master Coordinator of CATCH on our campus. It is the role of the CATCH Champion to lead the CATCH Team in the coordination and implementation of the CATCH Program to ensure faculty and staff are creating a healthy/healthier school environment and promoting healthy habits.

    We are building our CATCH Team for the 2018-2019 school year:

    • The CATCH Team is a core group of volunteer parents, faculty and staff, representing all areas of the campus who determine the steps the campus will pursue each year to help their students, “Make the healthy choice the easy choice.” Our CATCH Team includes:
    • CATCH Champion – Amanda Kennington
    • Administrator(s) – Chad Nuetzmann
    • Cafeteria Manager – Iris Wilbanks
    • Physical Education Specialist(s) – Amanda Kennington
    • Classroom Teacher(s) – 
    • Specialized Support Specialist(s) – Amanda Wilks (school counselor) & Laura King (school nurse)
    • Parent Leader(s) – 

    Our Continued Goals for CATCH on our Campus 2018-2019:

    • We will use the CATCH Coordination Toolkit as a campus to provide simple, doable tasks that drive school wide coordination.
    • We will have signage in the cafeteria and in the gym to promote nutrition and healthy lifestyle.
    • Champion team will declare the school a Healthy Zone. Students and staff are encouraged to drink water to stay hydrated and make healthy food choices.
    • Our faculty will use Activity "Brain" Breaks (short bouts of physical activity during class time) to reactivate the brain through full body movement.
    • During PE we will implement CATCH games and the CATCH philosophy to ensure our students are engaged in Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) at least 50% of the PE class.
    • The classroom teachers will be encouraged to use the school health resources provided by the SHW committee as well as to be role models for health education.
    • CATCH lessons will be taught in PE to promote healthy eating, adequate sleep, physical activity, cardiovascular functions and water consumption. Other health topics will include hygiene, safety, stress management, peer pressure and anti-bullying/suicide prevention.
    • We will host a CATCH Family Event each academic year to encourage families to eat healthy and be active together; as well as school walks inviting the parents and school staff to join our students during PE class to further promote wellness in our school environment.
    • To help our community, students will be encouraged to participate in Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart event to raise funds for the American Heart Association.

    The school also has a CIP that specifies Health and Wellness goals and strategies.

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