CATCH UP (Coordinated Approach to Children’s Health in the Upper Peninsula) is a childhood obesity prevention program focused on engaging local schools in building a healthy learning environment for all students. CATCH UP promotes healthy eating and regular physical activity through an acclaimed,  evidence-based curriculum. Classroom lessons along with supportive school activities and policy will ensure that CATCH UP has broad reach in all funded schools and after-school sites.

Our vision is a community in which school policies, procedures and curriculum to support a healthy school environment.

CATCH UP promotes the health and well-being of children and families by supporting schools in the development of policies, procedures and curriculum that create and sustain a healthy school environment.

Participating schools & programs:

  • BHK’s Great Explorations
  • Houghton Elementary
  • Dollar Bay Elementary
  • Lake Linden Elementary
  • L’Anse Elementary
  • Bessemer Elementary
  • Barkell Elementary (Hancock)
  • Copper Country ISD

CATCH UP is funded by a federal Rural Health Outreach grant and is coordinated by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.

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