The Chronicle -

By Gini Davis

'CATCH' healthy behaviors


October 3, 2019


Creslane kindergartner Kayleen Alonzo-Sanders has evidently gotten CATCH's message about "Go" foods as she shows her enthusiasm for broccoli. The school's CATCH program, which uses a color-coded "Stoplight" approach (Green for "Go," Yellow for "Go Slow" and Red for "Whoa") to help kids identify and choose healthy foods.

CRESWELL - Bolstered by a $20,000 Lane County Public Health (LCPH) grant, Creswell Middle School is out to "CATCH" students eating healthy foods and being physically active.

The two-pronged Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) program works to prevent/reduce childhood obesity by helping children identify and choose healthy foods and encouraging them to increase their moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

This is accomplished by involving and changing the community/educational "system" – impacting messages received in health and physical education classes, the lunchroom, o...

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