The Jewish value of Sh’mirat HaGuf translates as “taking care of
— Training Workbook, Discover: CATCH Early Childhood
“I am determined to… change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition.”
— First Lady Michelle Obama
JCC Association is the continental leadership organization for the Jewish Community Center Movement, which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs, and JCC camp sites in the U.S. and Canada.
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Parent Tip Sheets
Parent Tip Sheets are based on the Discover CATCH program that will provide ideas for incorporating more activity and better nutrition into your child's life!
This Month's Featured Tip...
Fruit is nourishing for the body.
See Discover CATCH In Action
PJCC Preschool kids do yoga to stories.
What Is Discover CATCH?
It’s much easier to create
good health habits
than it is
to change bad ones.
CATCH, an acronym for Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health, is an educational program created by University of Texas School of Public Health in response to the rising obesity epidemic in our country. CATCH uses a combination of kid’s nutrition and fitness activities as tools to teach children how to lead healthy and active lives. Recently, the Jewish Community Center Association adopted Discover CATCH, an expansion of CATCH that allows children to explore physical activity and nutrition through Jewish values, instilling healthy habits in children and their families for wellness their way.
The PJCC has incorporated Discover CATCH in a multitude of youth programs including the PJCC Preschool, Camp Keff, Kids Fitness classes, the Grow Justice Garden and the Treehouse.
With childhood obesity on the rise in the U.S. it is more important than ever to teach our kids good habits for good health.
Enjoy some Discover CATCH Parent Tip Sheets that provide ideas for incorporating more activity and better nutrition in your child’s life to discover wellness your way! Check back monthly for new tips.
To good health!