The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation provided a grant to VisionWay Christian School to encourage students to increase physical activity, and healthy eating choices. The new Coordinated Approach To Child Health, also known as CATCH, is the program being paid for by the grant which is an evidence-based school health program, which promotes behavioral changes in children that can last their lifetime. Raedena Ryan who is with TMH spoke on how important the CATCH program is.
The program teaches kids both healthy eating choices, and the importance of physical activity. The goal is to implement these behaviors in kids that will last throughout their lives, not just temporarily.
New equipment for PE classes was also purchased to help students become more active. The main goal of CATCH is to change student’s habits, help them eat better, and be more physically active in their daily lives.