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Anderson Schools Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

On September 24th, principals, teachers, and parents gathered from 6 Anderson County Schools to learn about combatting childhood obesity and the improvement of overall child health.  Through coordination of Eat Smart Move More Anderson County, which operates out of the United Way of Anderson County, six schools learned about the implementation of CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) curriculum and received a $1,000 mini-grant from ESMM to help initiate wellness in their school.  These schools included: La France Elementary, Mount Lebanon Elementary, Townville Elementary, Concord Elementary, Homeland Park Primary, and McLees Academy of Leadership.

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The CATCH program seeks to build an alliance of parents, teachers, food service personnel, school staff, and community partners that will create a coordinated approach in integrating health and wellness into all school environments.  Each school participating received curriculum and materials valued at over $1,000 to help initiate CATCH in their school. The additional ESMM mini-grants were specifically targeted at helping PTAs become part of the school wellness efforts.  Congratulations again to La France Elementary, Mount Lebanon Elementary, Townville Elementary, Concord Elementary, Homeland Park Primary, and McLees Academy of Leadership for beginning the transition to make the healthy choice the easy choice!

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For more information on the CATCH curriculum and resources, visit www.catchinfo.org