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Cartoon Network, amazing uses for CATCH & more in this month's newsletter
Cartoon Network, amazing uses for CATCH & more in this month's newsletter
Peter Cribb, CATCH Program Director
CATCH This all: An Update from Peter Cribb
It’s an exciting time here at CATCH! It’s a new school year, we have new state partners, and the non-profit CATCH Global Foundation, announced earlier this year, continues to grow. Stay tuned as we add additional resources online!

CATCH Kick Off Week is upon us. Each year I encourage you to host your CATCH Kick-Off Week at the beginning of Fall semester. We want to kick off the new school year with quick, fun, and informative activities to “CATCH” everyone’s attention. Don’t forget the resources you have in the CATCH Coordination Toolkit and start making the healthy choice the easy choice!
Peter at the Move It Movement tour, detailed below
Move It Movement
CATCH continued its exciting partnership with Cartoon Network this summer through its involvement in the Move It Movement Tour.
The Move It Movement tour came by our Austin offices, and we were so excited to see all of the amazing resources they had available to children and families! Partners including Subway and the NFL joined with Cartoon Network and CATCH to get kids playing, drinking water, and eating right. They even let Peter throw the opening pitch to the Round Rock Express baseball game! (They probably won't be drafting him too soon, but he did us proud.)
For the full story, click here!
CATCH/Sioux YMCA Project Featured at Global Gathering
The Sioux YMCA Initiative is a partnership between the YMCAs of Greater Twin Cities (YGTC) in Minnesota and the Sioux YMCA in South Dakota. The Sioux YMCA utilizes CATCH in combination with the dedication of YMCA employees from the Twin Cities area to provide greater services to six remote communities on the Cheyenne River Reservation for over 12 weeks each summer. This impressive project, which fits CATCH to the unique culture of the region, recently received recognition at the 18th annual YMCA World Council. For more on this amazing story, click here.
Child Health Leads to Academic Performance!
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has published a simple and important summary of recent research establishing a relationship between a child's health behaviors and academic performance. After reviewing 122 studies in peer-reviewed journals, their study concluded that 96.6% of studies established a statistically significant inverse relationship between engaging in risky health behaviors and doing well in school. "Risky health behaviors" include inadequate physical activity and unhealthy eating habits. Yet another reason CATCH works for schools, and for kids.
Come Visit CATCH This Fall:
Southern Obesity Summit, Oct 5-7, Louisville KY (featuring CATCH session)
APHA Conference, New Orleans, LA,  November 15-19
Texas AHPERD, Galveston TX, Dec 3-6
Henderson, KY loves CATCH!
Subway restaurants, hospitals, educators and business leaders have joined to bring CATCH to Henderson, KY. Click here to see photos from an amazing whole-community effort!
CATCH Photo Contest
We need pictures for our new website. Send us your photos of CATCH in action in your community, and see yourselves online!
Contact Us
To get CATCH in your community, email us or call 877-247-7890
For more information, visit our website! catchusa.org
The CATCH Newsletter comes to you from Kathy Chichester, the National CATCH Coordinator, and our new marketing associate, Katie Stone. We look forward to hearing your CATCH stories and successes!
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