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What is C.A.T.C.H.??

C.A.T.C.H. stands for Coordinated Approach To Child Health. It is a tool for creating and maintaining a healthy school environment. As a CATCH school, here at Cedar Bayou Jr. we are committed to healthy students in a healthy school through a whole child approach. We invite you to help us teach positive healthy choices and be a CATCH MVP! A CATCH MVP is someone who Moves and stays active, Values healthy eating, and Practices healthy habits every day.
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Contact

Campus Wellness Champion

 

Ms. Tabitha Golden

tabitha.goldenmartinez@gccisd.net

(281) 420-4570    ext: 62606

Ms. Golden holds a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with undergrad studies in Psychology and Sociology. She has developed a health and wellness brand centered around mind and body connection. She took on the role of CATCH Champion to share her passion for health and wellness in hopes to inspire others to make positive choices to better their lives. She is a science teacher here at CBJ, and is proud to be a Bear!


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Be a CATCH MVP Family

  •  Move and stay active: Try to be more active as a family – park the car farther away in parking lots to walk a bit more, stretch while watching TV, walk as a family after meals. 
  • Value healthy eating: Try to make healthy choices – include a fruit or vegetable with every meal, eat more family meals together, and don’t supersize unless you’re sharing.
  • Practice healthy habits: Be a positive role model – drink more water and less soda, start your day with a healthy breakfast, and eat a piece of fruit for a snack.

Social Emotional Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the lives of children and youth. Though typically resilient to everyday stressors, children and youth are dealing with new challenges due to COVID-19. Social distancing, changes to their routines, and a lost sense of security and safety, make young people especially vulnerable to feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. View tools from the National Academies (link) created to teach skills that can help children and youth cope with some of the challenges associated with the pandemic.

GO, SLOW, and WHOA

The CATCH® GO–SLOW–WHOA List is a tool to guide children and families toward making healthful food choices. The overall message is that all foods can fit into a healthful diet, which consists of more GO foods than SLOW foods, and more SLOW foods than WHOA foods. Foods are divided into seven sections, five of which are food groups (Vegetables; Fruits; Grains; Milk and Dairy Foods; Meat, Beans, and Eggs). The other two sections are Fats and Other. 

GO foods: Examples include fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods, and plain (unsweetened) 1% milk. GO foods are commonly described as “whole foods,” meaning that they’re generally the least processed compared to foods in the same food group/section. These foods are also lowest in salt (sodium) and/or added sugars. In addition, GO foods are lowest in unhealthy fats—that is, solid fats such as butter or lard, as opposed to healthy fats, which are vegetable oils. 

WHOA foods: Examples include candy, cookies, chips, fried foods, ice cream, soft drinks, and sugary cereals. WHOA foods are generally the most processed and are highest in unhealthy solid fats, added sugars, and/or salt. The amount of WHOA foods consumed (either quantity or number of times consumed) should be limited. 

SLOW foods: are in between GO foods and WHOA foods. SLOW foods are more nutritious than WHOA foods but shouldn’t be eaten as frequently as GO foods. Examples include plain 2% milk, refined-grain foods, and fruit with added sugars.