Presentation on theme: "CATCH Family Fun Event A great way to increase family awareness of CATCH!"— Presentation transcript:
CATCH Family Fun Event A great way to increase family awareness of CATCH!
Coordinated School Health & CATCH Coordinated School Health l A process which brings a school community together to teach children to be healthy for a lifetime. Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) A program that promotes physical activity and healthy food choices. l A coordinated & do-able program that is implemented campus- wide!
A CATCH Family Event is a free, fun and healthy family celebration designed to reinforce healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among students and ALL family members! What is a Family Event?
Step 1: Make a Plan Step 2: Build Excitement Step 3: Recruit Faculty & Staff Step 4: Make it Happen Steps to a successful Family Event
Establish Planning Committee Collaborate with key people/leaders on campus (i.e. PTA, Nurse, Afterschool Coordinator, etc.) CATCH Team? Select a Date and Time: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring Evening (i.e. 6:00-8:00) Create a Theme (i.e. CATCH a Scottie Night) Determine Available Space: Gym, Cafeteria, Hallways, Weight room, Track/Field Zones: Information, Nutrition, School, Physical Activity Step 1: Make a Plan
The players to consider: Administration School clubs/organizations Food Service – free samples Community Vendors YMCA Hospital Local Sports Clubs & Teams Grocery Stores Local Health Stores (e.g. My Fit Foods) Health Care providers (e.g. dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, masseuse, etc.) Health Insurance Step 1: Make a Plan
Recruiting and promotion Promote to parents via: Newsletter or flyer Progress Report – Save the Date Students phone calls School marque Promote campus-wide via: Daily Announcements Scrolling Video Announcements Posters Classroom Instruction Step 2: Build Excitement!
Promote as FREE and FUN!! Purchase prizes and highlight them in all promotions Prizes should promote physical activity and healthy eating: Bike, jump ropes, soccer ball Step 2: Build Excitement!
This is key to a successful event! Ask faculty and staff to sign up for shifts/stations Administrator could require all faculty and staff to participate Ask faculty and staff to promote in their classroom, gym, hallway, cafeteria and office!!! Step 3: Recruit Faculty and Staff
Step 4: Make it Happen Sign-in Area Vendor/Activity Card Flow of the event Encourage family participation Have faculty/staff rotate stations Announce the prize recipients