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.