CATCH, developed by OASIS and funded in Ohio by the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, is a nationally recognized evidence-based program providing nutrition and fitness education to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Teams of adults ages 50+ provide leadership.
Working in teams of three or more, volunteers prepare and serve a healthy snack, talk to the children about healthy eating and active living while they’re eating, play a game, and then review what they learned that day.
Classes are eight sessions long, one hour each (not including preparation time), and held after school 1-2 days a week. There are a total of 25 lessons, from which instructors can choose the ones they want as long as they use the required first and last classes. Detailed lesson plans explain that session’s healthy snack, a choice of activities, the interactive discussion, and handouts for the children to take home.
We need volunteers to work with children in grades K-2 at after-school programs on Cleveland’s east side and in the eastern suburbs. Click here to find out more about volunteering.