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Coordinated Approach To Child Health
"Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice"
AISD participates in the Eat Smart program of the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) program. AISD school menus meet the standards of CATCH providing mostly "GO" foods, some "SLOW" food and only rarely "WHOA" foods. Lunch menus are designed to meet one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowance of middle school students for calories, protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Averaged over a week meals also contain less than 30% of calories from fat and less than 10% calories from saturated fat. Efforts are made to increase fiber by providing whole wheat breads whenever possible and serving fresh fruits and vegetables daily.
GO, SLOW & WHOA GUIDELINES
"GO" foods consist of those lowest in fat, no added sugar, and are less processed than other foods in the same food group. Go foods consist of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fat free and low fat dairy products with no added sugar.
"SLOW" foods are higher in fat, sugar, and more processed. Slow foods include reduced-fat plain milk and dairy products, reduced-fat meats, refined grains and Go foods that are prepared with added fat or sugar.
"WHOA" foods are highest in fat, sugar, and most processed. Whoa foods include whole milk, fried foods, and foods prepared with large amounts of added fat and sugar.
A healthy diet consists mostly of GO foods, fewer SLOW foods, and rarely WHOA foods. All foods can be eaten in moderation, and some foods can become a WHOA food if eaten in large quantities
Top 10 things going on for CATCH at Gorzycki Middle School:
1. Go, Slow, Whoa food choices in cafeteria
2. Cafeteria Menu displayed in classrooms
3. Advisory Lessons for CATCH
4. Activity Breaks in the Classroom and on shared drive for teachers
5. CATCH newsletter on website and handed out in advisory
6. CATCH posters in the common area and cafeteria
7. CATCH Fitness Week April 12-16, 2010
8. Teachers completed Fitness gram test in March
9. Capitol 10K team ran April 11, 2010
10. Active Life Movement on May 8, 2010
Recent CATCH Newsletters
2nd Six Weeks Parent Newsletter
3rd Six Weeks Parent Newsletter
4th Six Weeks Parent Newsletter
5th Six Weeks Parent Newsletter
CATCH Fitness Week - April 12-16th
During our CATCH Fitness Week, we focused on daily themes to promote health and well-being:
Monday: Milk (or Water) Monday (students are encouraged to drink water or milk at lunch)
Tuesday: Try-It Tuesday (students are encouraged to try new foods or activities during lunch)
Wednesday: Wonderful Wednesday (teachers are encouraged to try an "activity break" in class)
Thursday: Family Activity at home (families are encouraged to participate in an activity at home)
Friday: Fit Friday (students and parents are invited to walk/run track before school)
Daily prizes were given away for students that were "caught" making healthy choices.
Active Life Movement - http://www.activelifemovement.com
Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value (FMNV) list
CATCH Champion and Contact for Gorzycki Middle School is: