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Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)

February 3, 2020

Cindy Hunt, Nutrition Education Program (NEP) Assistant, teaches the CATCH program to elementary age children. Her programs take her to many of the Fort Wayne Community schools, Southwick Elementary, Timothy L. Johnson Academy, and multiple summer programs. CATCH emphasizes healthy nutrition by identifying foods low in sodium, fat, and sugar. The program also encourages students to increase activity. Some students said the following after Cindy’s program: “You taught me a lot of stuff... like not to eat too much junk food because it causes [me] to make cholesterol. And if you continue to eat junk food the cholesterol will get stuck in your blood pipes.” - Croninger student “You helped me eat more go foods than slow and whoa foods... I go outside almost every day now.” - student (artwork below) The CATCH program meets many standards in health and physical activity. Schools and summer programs benefit from this grant-based program at no cost.

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