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March is National Nutrition Month!
This year for National Nutrition Month we encourage everyone to get there GO foods on!
How do you know which foods are GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods? Check out this great flowchart from the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
You can also encourage kids to try new healthy foods by using our CATCH taste testing activities here on Digital CATCH!
Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum for Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and First-Grade Students, Launches in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade County Public Schools – the fourth largest school district in the country – is now starting to implement Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum for Preschoolers and K-1! The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has developed the Sunbeatables™ Program to educate teachers, parents and children about sun protection and promote sun safety behaviors in an effort to reduce children’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.
CATCH facilitated six Sunbeatables™ training sessions on January 23, 2017 at three sites around the city for staff representing over 200 Miami-Dade elementary schools and preschools with the goal of reaching approximately 60,000 children!
Introducing... The CATCH Promise    
As part of our mission, CATCH works to ensure that cost and accessibility is not a barrier for any eligible school or school district that wishes to obtain the CATCH program and implement it in their school. This is the CATCH Promise. The CATCH Global Foundation will keep working to assist qualifying schools with the curriculum, materials, training, evaluation, and to deliver ongoing technical assistance and support to promote long-term sustainability. To learn more, visit our new CATCH Promise webpage here
CATCH Launches in Oklahoma City Public Schools
Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) is the newest district to adopt CATCH thanks to a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. Oklahoma has the 14th highest childhood obesity rate in the nation at more than 17 percent among children ages 10-17, according to Trust for America’s Health. Teachers from nine OKCPS campuses received training February 20th-21st and are beginning to implement the program for approximately 4,000 kids. OKCPS is the 14th school district now supported by the CATCH Promise. See the results of two other Oklahoma CATCH sites, Carnegie and Guymon, here, and a press release for the OKCPS launch here
Did you *CATCH* our SNAP-Ed Webinar?
As an approved SNAP-Ed evidence-based curriculum, CATCH can help set your school or organization up for success! During our March 1st webinar, panelists discussed their experiences initiating, implementing, and evaluating CATCH as part of their SNAP-Ed programming within their communities. You can view the entire webinar recording here
Social Media Shout-out!

We want to give a special thanks to all the communities who share their CATCH experiences with us via social media! Here are some recent shares: 
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CATCH My Breath is Recruiting High School
Pilot Sites
We are looking for sites to pilot our newly adapted CATCH My Breath Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Program for high schoolers! Space is very limited, so contact if you’re interested. Learn more about the CATCH My Breath program here
New Resources
Our list of resources keeps on growing! Here are some new things to check out: 
CATCH My Breath Posters
3 middle school appropriate posters developed by CATCH and researchers at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health are now available!  A free, medium-resolution poster is available on Digital CATCH here. Schools who have purchased the program can access all three high-resolution posters here

Spanish CATCH Samples
¡Recursos nuevos! Free samples of CATCH nutrition lessons and physical activities for grades 1-9 are now available in Spanish on Digital CATCH here!
CATCH in the News
We’ve been getting some great publicity! Check out some of these recent features: 
The CATCH Newsletter comes to you from Kathy Chichester, the National CATCH Coordinator, and Laura Aavang, 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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