Our mission is to eliminate Childhood Obesity by raising awareness and developing programs that educate and inspire kids to live healthier, happier lives. Read More About the Foundation
The Jared Foundation is proud to partner with CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health). Together, the Jared Foundation & CATCH will combine resources to make a difference in the lives of children. Click for More Information
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CATCH is the Official Child Wellness Program of the Jared Foundation
Every child should have the opportunity to grow up healthy. Overweight children are at risk for health problems during their youth and as adults. They are more likely to have risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, overweight children and adolescents are likely to become obese adults. Children need to engage in physical activity and learn healthy eating habits to overcome this widespread issue.
CATCH is a Coordinated Approach to Child Health. CATCH transforms a child's environment, culture and society by coordinating child health efforts across all aspects of the educational experience: classroom, food services, physical education, and family. CATCH adds healthy eating and physical activity to the school environment and drives the message home to parents through family and community outreach. Teachers like CATCH because it gives them proven expert guidance. Kids embrace CATCH because it's fun! When schools embrace CATCH, and they fully implement it, it works in the fight against childhood obesity. CATCH reaches preschool through middle school aged children and teaches healthy habits for a lifetime.
CATCH is an affordable evidence based program that has been proven to reverse childhood obesity. Over 20 years of research have gone into the CATCH program and it is recommended by the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and many other school and health organizations. Adopted by more than 8500 schools in the United States and abroad, it is the most widespread coordinated school health program in the world. The cornerstone of a healthy world is a healthy school, and the cornerstone of a healthy school is CATCH.
CATCH is the obvious choice...