The 2012-2013 school year will be Enos’ third year as a C.A.T.C.H. school. C.A.T.C.H. stands for Coordinated Approach to Child Health. C.A.T.C.H. along with the Gen H Coalition (an organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity) emphasizes the importance of physical activity, healthy food choices and tobacco prevention.
C.A.T.C.H. classroom curriculum provides materials that blend health topics with core academic areas. Physical education teachers receive an activity kit that contains supplemental lessons. Both resources are used to teach children to be healthy for a lifetime. They are also aligned with the Illinois learning standards for Physical Development and Health.
Some of the things that we are implementing at Enos through our C.A.T.C.H. program include: a family and student health fair, recess before lunch, naming the cafeteria, C.A.T.C.H. curriculum in some classrooms and C.A.T.C.H. announcements each morning. This year Enos is starting a fresh fruit and vegetable program. Students will have the opportunity to experience fresh fruits and vegetables twice a week during the school day.