Greenbrier made the news!
In our efforts to work towards the goals of CATCH Greenbrier made the headlines! In October Greenbrier students united to work on breaking the world's record for number of jumping jacks done within a day! Every grade met in the gym and jumped for one minute. This effort came as a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Get Fit Challenge. Students across the country worked together to break this record and Greenbrier is a part! Results will be posted later this year.
Throughout the day we had many special visitors including Dr. Fisher, Penny Bostain, and local media. Greenbrier students made the newspaper, WYFF tv news, and the Greenville Schools channel. You can check out the video on You Tube! We are so proud of our healthy students' goals and efforts!
In the Classroom
The CATCH Go for Health Series is a K-5 classroom health education curriculum that teaches children to identify, practice, and adopt healthy eating and physical activity habits. Hands-on activities encourage changes in behavior that support healthful eating and physical activity patterns-primary risk factors of heart disease, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and obesity.
In Physical Education
CATCH PE combines high energy, non-elimination activities with teaching strategies that keep kids moving and having fun. CATCH PE significantly increases physical activity levels of students during PE class, and provides for a variety of learning experiences for students of all abilities.
In the Cafeteria
The CATCH Program considers school cafeterias an extension of the classroom. Through the Eat Smart component, breakfast and lunch become opportunities for children to learn, practice, and adopt healthy eating habits. School Food Service personnel prepare healthier meals and help coordinate healthy messages with the rest of the school.
The CATCH Family component is designed to get students, parents, and extended family members involved in practicing and adopting healthy eating and physical activity behaviors at home. By doing so, the home environment becomes an extension of the CATCH Program at school.
In the Community
Implemented in community-based programs across North America, CATCH Kids Club, has been designed for after-school and summer enrichment settings. Developed from the nationally-recognized CATCH Program, healthy messages are reinforced beyond the school day via physical activity and nutrition education sessions.
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