Welcome to Green Valley CATCH Program

  • Elementary CATCH Program
    Click on the link above to view a presentation about the CATCH program.

    Campus Wellness Plan

    Federal Public Law (PL 108.265 Section 204) states that by the first day of the 2006 school year beginning after June 30, 2006 all school must develop a local wellness policy that involves parents, students, a representative from the School Food Authority, school board, school administrators and the public.  The Local Education Authority (LEA) will establish a plan for measuring implementation of the local wellness policy.

    Mission Statement:
    Galena Park I.S.D. shall prepare, adopt, and implement a comprehensive plan to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in order to prepare students to become healthy productive citizens and lifelong learners.

    Nutrition Education
    Teachers will be encouraged to integrate nutrition education across the curriculum.

    Staff will encourage students to bring healthy snacks and to participate in physical activity.
    The CATCH program will be in the following areas:  Health, Physical Education and Nutrition.

    Physical Education
    Physical Activity will not be used as a punishment (e.g. running laps or pushups)

    Physical Education teachers will continue to monitor student wellness and promote health awareness.

    **Required hours of Physical Education is 1hr and 20 minutes per week.**

    Nutrition Standards
    The school will offer breakfast and lunch and when applicable participate in the after school snack program. Students and staff are highly encouraged to promote and participate in these programs.

    The school will provide nutritional information to parents that will encourage parents to provide safe and nutritious foods for their children.

    Our faculty will model healthy eating and appropriate lunch room conduct.

    The staff will promote hand washing and encourage safe eating practices, such as no sharing of food or drink

    Other School Related Activities

    PTA will incorporate ideas of healthy families into their agenda.

    Parent involvement meeting educating parents on student nutrition and physical activity related to the home. 

    What is CATCH?
    It is a Coordinated School Health Program designed to prevent sedentary behavior, poor dietary choices, and tobacco use through changes at the elementary level. CATCH sought to determine if multi-component health promotion efforts targeting both children's behaviors and the school environment, including classroom curricula, food services modifications, physical education changes, and family reinforcement, would reduce chronic disease risk factors.

    CATCH Components

    CATCH builds an alliance of children, parents, teachers, and school staff to teach skills and behaviors associated with maintaining healthy lifestyles.

    CATCH coordinates four component areas:

    • Physical Education - CATCH P.E. provides standard based physical education lessons to teach lifelong movement skills which blend both fun and fitness.
    • School Nutrition - CATCH Eat Smart guides school cafeterias toward promoting a nutrition rich environment.
    • Classroom - Go for Health, a cartoon-and peer-based curriculum, teaches healthy eating, daily physical activity and tobacco avoidance habits that prevent chronic disease.
    • Family - At home, the health message children learn in school are reinforced with interactive and enjoyable Home Team activities. The school community is brought together through CATCH Family Fun Nights hosted at school.