Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
GCS Food and Nutrition Services Receives $2,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant
CVS Caremark’s Commitment to Supporting Wellness and Prevention Programs
Greenville County Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services has received a $2,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant that will be used to purchase educational materials for schools as part of the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) Program. With these additional resources students, teachers, and parents will have increased access to information that will help them develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The CATCH program is an evidence-based program designed to promote healthy lifestyles to children starting at a young age. The goal of the CATCH program is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity by establishing healthy behaviors such as eating healthy, being physically active, and discouraging the use of drugs. Creating a healthy lifestyle at a young age increases the likelihood that students will continue these habits throughout their lives.
The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Caremark as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on wellness and prevention.