Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity
Intervention Type: Direct Education, PSE Change
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: Schools, Community, Faith-based community
Target Audience: Elementary School, Middle School
CATCH’s platform of K-8 health and physical education programs aligns to the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, which encourages school communities to consider their policies and practices across ten domains, of which CATCH addresses seven: health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition environment, social and emotional climate, employee wellness, family engagement, and community involvement.
Along with the following intervention components, CATCH provides robust training opportunities and technical assistance for program implementers:
CATCH Health Ed Journeys – CATCH’s comprehensive, standards-aligned health education curriculum for grades K-8. In addition to covering nutrition and physical activity, Health Ed Journeys includes lessons for foundational health literacy, physical health & hygiene, mental health, substance misuse prevention, and injury & violence prevention & safety. Flexible, age-differentiated lessons can be used in various contexts and environments and taught in one session or broken down into shorter segments. More information about Health Ed Journeys is available at: https://catch.org/program/health-education/
CATCH PE Journeys – PE Journeys is a developmentally-appropriate physical education and physical activity curriculum for grades K-8 that teaches physical literacy, movement skills, physical fitness, social emotional competencies, and cognitive understanding of the importance of lifelong physical activity. Lessons are designed to promote enjoyment and participation in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity while emphasizing non-elimination games for children of all skill levels and physical abilities. For more information: https://catch.org/program/physical-education/
CATCH Coordination Kit – This resource provides school wellness leaders and teams with a step-by-step guide for engaging the entire school community in PSE change to create a campus-wide culture of health. Through a yearly sequence of activities aligned to CATCH’s unique See-Hear-Do-Engage framework, students see teachers and other adults being healthy role models, hear positive and coordinated health messages, do healthy eating and physical activity behaviors for which they are recognized and rewarded, and benefit as their families become engaged in school health. For more information: https://catch.org/product/coordination-kit/
Additionally, CATCH offers evidence-based and evidence-informed programs for youth vaping prevention, social emotional learning, oral health education, and sun safety. More information on these programs can be found on their website, catch.org.
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|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Individual||ST1, ST3||MT1, MT3||LT1, LT3|
|Environmental Settings||ST6||MT5, MT6|
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