CATCH's Newsletter for December, 2014
CATCH's Newsletter for December, 2014
Former Texas Agriculture Commissioner, and TIME Magazine’s “The Cafeteria Crusader” to Join CATCH Global Foundation Board
The CATCH Global Foundation, the non-profit organization of the CATCH program, is excited to announce this week that Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs, is joining their Board of Directors. A champion for child health and obesity prevention during her tenure as Agriculture Commissioner and Comptroller, Combs helped secure over $40 million in grants to support school physical education, nutrition and fitness programs. Get the whole story at our blog here! 
Give to CATCH this Christmas
Did you know that the CATCH Global Foundation is accepting individual donations? Each $10 donation to the 501(c)3 CATCH Global Foundation gives an underserved child a chance at a better life through 1 year of CATCH health education. 
Thanks to the generous support of our founders, 100% of your contribution goes directly to CATCH programming.
Give in 2014 and be recognized as a Founding Donor in perpetuity.
Give $1,000 or more in 2014 and be recognized as Founding Supporter in perpetuity.
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CATCH has a new website!
Thanks so much to Austin-based design team Creative Pickle for designing our beautiful new website,!
CATCH Around the World
This month, CATCH Global Foundation Executive Director Duncan Van Dusen and Dr. Andrew Springer of the UT School of Public Health traveled to Tijuana for a visit to determine how the CATCH program might be integrated into five local schools there. They met with local and national officials, including Tijuana's mayor! Learn about the whole exciting trip on our blog.
CATCH Texas Announces 2014 Award Winners
CATCH Texas is excited to announce the 2014 winners of their “CATCH Champion” and “CATCH Living Legacy” Awards. To be awarded at the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention this week, Karen Burnell of Dallas ISD is being recognized as the 2014 CATCH Living Legacy Award recipient. We also have seven amazing CATCH Champions to announce. Learn more on our blog.
Next Webinar Tues. 12/9
CATCH's next webinar is with Brighter Bites, a program working to increase access to fruits and vegetables in underserved families. Click here to register!
CATCH Healthy Habits featured at APHA
The CATCH Healthy Habits program featured in last month's newsletter presented their findings at the American Public Health Association Conference this month. Learn more about director Peter Holtgrave's speech and remarks here.
The CATCH Newsletter comes to you from Kathy Chichester, the National CATCH Coordinator, and Katie Stone, Marketing Associate. Have a great story about how you've used CATCH, or how it's touched your community? Share with us!
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