Overviews

  • Kindergarten: Jump into Health

    Curriculum Guide. The CATCH kindergarten classroom curriculum utilizes a group of cartoon characters to introduce students to eating and physical activity habits that promote health. A variety of teaching strategies is used, including songs and stories, educational games and activities, goal setting, and hands-on snack preparation and taste-testing.

    Home Letters. Home Letters provide information to parents about physical activity and how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into the family's diet.

  • Grade 1: Everyday Foods for Health

    Curriculum Guide. The CATCH first grade classroom curriculum continues with the same cartoon characters, who teach first graders about eating and physical activity habits that promote health. A variety of teaching strategies is used, including songs and stories, educational games and activities, large-group discussion, goal setting, and hands-on snack preparation and taste-testing.

    Home Letters. Home letters provide information to parents about physical activity and how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into the family's diet.

  • Grade 2: Celebrate Health

    Curriculum Guide.In the CATCH second grade classroom curriculum, the same cartoon characters reinforce eating and physical activity habits that promote health. A variety of teaching strategies is used, including songs and stories, educational games and activities, large-group discussion, goal setting, and hands-on snack preparation and taste-testing.

    Home Letters.Home letters provide information to parents about foods high in fiber and tips for limiting fat in the diet.

  • Grade 3: Hearty Heart and Friends

    Curriculum Guide. A classroom curriculum based on the adventures of Hearty Heart and his friends. Children learn how to prepare healthy snacks, set physical activity and healthy eating goals, and are introduced to GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods.

    Hearty Heart and Friends Videos Eight entertaining episodes tell the story of Hearty Heart and his friends from Planet Strongheart, who travel to Planet Earth and teach children about healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.

    Hearty Heart Home Team Players Guides Six homework assignments describing the adventures of Hearty Heart and his friends as they explore Planet Earth and teach Earthling children about healthy eating and physical activity. The assignments coincide with activities and objectives in the curriculum. The student and his or her adult family members form a home team and complete the homework activities together.

  • Grade 4: Taking Off!

    Curriculum Guide. A classroom curriculum that introduces an intergalactic cartoon reporter named Tillie Tellstar. Topics such as energy balance, types of fats, added sugars in foods, and food advertising are covered using entertaining activities. Activities reinforce the skills needed to select and prepare healthful means and snacks, guide physical activity patterns, and foster an environment of peer support.

    Families on the GO. Six abbreviated homework assignments that coincide with activities and objectives in the classroom curriculum. The student and his or her adult family members form a home team and complete the homework activities together.

    Exploration of Planet Strong heart, Home Team Travel Guides. Six optional extended homework assignments describing the adventures of Earthling children as they visit Planet Strong

  • Grade 5: Breaking Through Barriers

    Curriculum Guide A classroom curriculum in which students apply their knowledge of healthy eating and physical activity to help them overcome barriers to a healthy lifestyle. Students are also introduced to MyPlate, pulse taking, and body cues for physical activity, and they participate in problem-solving activities.

    Healthy Trek... The Journey Continues, Home Team Tip Sheets. Six homework assignments containing activities and tips for healthful behaviors. The assignments coincide with activities and objectives in the curriculum. The student and his or her adult family members form a home team and complete the homework activities together.

  • P.A.S.T. Diabetes: Putting a Stop to Diabetes

    A classroom curriculum focusing on introductory information about the two types of diabetes, risk factors for the disease, and ways to prevent and treat diabetes.

  • Eat Smart Guide

    This manual for Child Nutrition Services includes information to plan, purchase, prepare, and promote healthy meals; it also includes ideas to coordinate nutrition education and health messages with teachers, parents, administrators, and the community.

Exclusive to CATCH.org K-5 Curriculum

  • Presentations

    Grades K-5 include easy-to-display teacher presentations with graphics, animations, and teacher notes.

  • Videos & Audio

    Selected lessons include embedded animated videos and "Story Time with CATCH" audio tracks.

  • Updated GO, SLOW, WHOA Food List

    New GO, SLOW, WHOA food classifications based on the latest nutritional research.

What People Are Saying

Kindergarten Teacher
"Students were very engaged and loved the activity. It was interactive and fun. Easy to follow."

Susana F

Kindergarten Teacher

3rd Grade Teacher
"Many of my students shared that their families have already started making some changes."

Nancy H

3rd Grade Teacher

2nd Grade Teacher
"I was amazed by students' knowledge of GO and WHOA foods... As a bilingual teacher I use this activity to reinforce English development and as recess. Students love it!!!"

Veronica B

2nd Grade Teacher

Description:

Provides all teachers at one campus online access to the entire CATCH K-5 classroom curriculum. Take & save notes on individual lessons, tag your favorite lessons or activities, and easily print or download materials.


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