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Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)

Program Contact: Linda Mathews, SNAP-Ed Program Manager
(253) 798-7154 •

Grades 6-8

The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) is a research-tested, direct education intervention incorporating policy, systems and environmental change that aims to prevent childhood obesity in school-age children. Materials provide the information and resources needed to implement strategies to improve child health. The two main behavioral targets help children identify and choose healthy foods and increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The curriculum contains:

  • Grade specific nutrition lessons with handouts
  • A variety of age-appropriate active learning games


Coordinated Approach to Child Health

SNAP-Ed is funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, 1-877-501-2233.

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Linda Mathews SNAP-Ed Coordinator, at or (253) 798-7154 at least two weeks prior to the event