Oakland Elementary School Home of the Olympians
Coordinated School Health program that promotes physical
activity and healthy food choices. CATCH focuses on four areas:
What is ?
Catch is for Everyone
Inclusive everybody plays!
Proven Health Benefits
Long-term, decreased fat consumption and increased physical activity among children and adolescents.
Reduction in the number of 4th graders considered to be
either overweight or obese
$8.67 per child, annually
Prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity
Healthy lunch menu
Nutrition integrated into classroom curriculum
Reduces the risk of several health problems associated with lack of exercise
CATCH curriculum in PE classes
Parent/Community Involvement Why?
Parent involvement increases student achievement
Students are more likely to develop healthy skills, avoid risky behaviors, and remain in school when they feel valued by their families and communities
Classes for parents
Communication through newsletters
Physical Activity/Health Fair
Parks and Recreation Centers
Before, During, & After School
Activities Stephanie Roche
Before, During & After School Clubs
Whats the point?
According to Dr. Beth Millers research before, during and after school programs participation is proven to reduce
negative behaviors (e.g. juvenile delinquency, substance
abuse, dropout rate, conflicts between youth, school
suspensions) and increase attitudes and behaviors linked
with school success (e.g. better school behavior, better
emotional adjustment, better work habits, improved
relationships with parents, improved grades).
Provide delicious and
options that jumpstart
the students day and encourage healthy
eating for every
Each grade gets an
additional hour and a
half of physically active
game time on Fridays
A committee of
students is elected
weekly by their peers to
assistance of the PE
teacher) the games to
The Winners Circle
Eat like a Champion
Eat and learn why we
eat healthy foods!
Study like a Champion
Homework help from
Train like Olympians!
Handball, Table Tennis
Physical Activity in the Classroom
Monday: Tip toe to the bathroom
Tuesday: 5 jumping jacks
before entering classroom
Wednesday: Five hops if you get a question correct
Thursday: Stand on one foot while waiting in line in
Friday: Raise both hands instead of
one when putting your hand up
Proven to improve on-task learning behavior
Students more attentive, behave better, and perform as well
or better scholastically after physical activity
Every classroom will have at least 3 brain breaks a day
Get to know your classmates
Cha cha slide
Contract within their classroom to do 60
minutes of exercise a day
Encouraged to work with families to
complete their daily hour
Weekly reports of the students physical activity to give recognition
November of every year
Encouraged to get involved in many physical
activities during this month, especially social.
Keep track of physical activities on a chart in classroom,
based on the honor system
Teachers speak more about
One more brain break each day
and get outside twice a week
before the winter months hit.
Hey Oakland Staff, Youre
What? Getting Active
When? Every day
Where? Where ever you are
Why? Because we care.
Fitness in Staff Meetings
Just as we are trying to promote
physical activity in the classroom
through brain breaks, these
strategies can work in staff
meetings as well. Long, mundane
meetings cause zoning out and
lack of participation.
Switching off leaders
Week 1: Kindergarten teachers
Week 2: 1st grade teachers
Week 3: 2nd grade teachers
Designated Exercise Sessions
7AM and 5PM sessions M-F
Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, etc
Train with a buddy
Group pick-up games
Weekly Olympic Events
Students vs Teachers Step Competition
Gives the students a chance to lead
Dodge ball tournament
Friendly Competition amongst teachers
Ex: 1st grade vs 2nd grade teachers
M 2000 Steps 1500 Steps
T 1800 Steps 1900 Steps
W 1400 Steps 1600 Steps
Enhances overall mood
For the students
Happy, healthy teacher
Be the Gold Medalist
Studies show that, second only to parents, teachers are the
most important part of a child's education. Great teachers
make a great difference; poor teachers hurt a child's life
Community involvement to encourage children of all ages to
improve their health and
GO FOR GOLD!
The community should be a tool to help children meet their healthy
lifestyle goals by creating programs for everyone of all ages
Austin ISD Fun Run!
For all ages!
Sign up through AustinISD.com
October 5th, 2013Event begins at 8am at DKR
-This event encourages healthy
living styles and prepares
children to be active.
- Brings the entire community together to improve
childrens health- Gives students a chance to
perform their PE class skills
outside the classroom
Parks and Playgrounds
Safe and proper equipment
Mon-Fri: 7am- 9pm
Public Recreation Centers
Affordable membership rates
Variety of machines and equipment
Basketball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball
Open to community during
Get a chance to grow your
Learn new ways
to prepare fresh,
Nutritionists will come to speak at schools around Austin.
This lets students hear from people other
than their parents and teachers about
1Lee, Sarah M. School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity.
Rep. Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease
Prevention and Health Promotion, 11 Sept. 2011. Web. 25 Apr. 2013.
Food advertising and marketing influences
food and beverage preferences and
purchase requests of children and
adolescents, in addition to their dietary
In 2006, approximately $1.6 billion was
spent promoting foods, beverages, and fast-food restaurants to children.
Marketing unhealthy food ads to children
clearly works; it has contributed to the
rising obesity rate among children.1
How can we use marketing for good?
Create a healthy school environment
Communicate with families and community
Point of Decision Prompts
Located in Cafeteria to guide students food
Go, Slow, Whoa
Physical Activity Pyramids
Fun, visual tool that is easy for
Elementary students to understand
Student Involvement- What activities
have you done lately?
CATCH Character Bulletin Boards
Twitter, Facebook Instagram
Reach a broad range of followers throughout the community
Share healthy event information, fun facts, and tips about
maintaining a healthy lifestyle
Includes 3 main elements of school Wellness Policy
Mailed each month and posted on Bulletin Board