Introduction to the Curriculum
The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Program is a curriculum based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Coordinated School Health Model. This model uses eight interactive components to educate young people about (and provide support for) a healthful lifestyle. The overall purpose of the CATCH curriculum is to encourage students to practice healthful eating and physical activity patterns.
The Washington State SNAP-Ed program started using the CATCH middle school and CATCH Kids Club curriculum in FFY2018. Starting in FFY2019 all CATCH curriculum may be used in the state.
Resources have been developed to help educators plan programming using CATCH in their communities. Four overviews are available and can be found below. In addition, lesson assessment tools have been developed for all grades and can be found here: