Third and fourth graders from schools around Missoula County actively participate in a fun-filled half-day of health-related educational stations at the St. Patrick Hospital Conference Center.
The free CATCH Health Fair gives children a hands-on, group learning session that takes students from station to station to practice and learn about healthy lifestyles.
Nearly 600 children circulate through six fun and interactive stations to learn and practice new skills to stay healthy.
Below outlines activities at each station: (Note: "GO" is a CATCH term that means "good for your heart"— movement that makes you breathe hard, sweat and face turn red … which means you just exercised your heart. GO foods are also good for your heart (fresh veggies and fruits, lean meats, low fat dairy, and whole grains).
As part of our mission and community outreach efforts, we offer to help implement the CATCH Program to schools, after-school programs, community recreation programs and other organizations who work with elementary school-aged children.
Please contact Lisa Tims to discuss implementing CATCH in your school or community site. We would be happy to share more information or arrange a meeting.
Implementing the CATCH Program at your school is easy! Lisa will visit your site and help you formulate a plan for teaching the curriculum in the classroom and in PE classes, making changes to breakfast and lunch menus, and organizing family events. If you direct an after school or recreational program, she can also show you how to integrate the CATCH Kids Club activities into your program.