What is it?

  • Supported by over 25 years of research and more than 130 peer-reviewed academic papers, CATCH is proven to reduce overweight and obesity among children and is the most cost-effective child obesity prevention program in existence.

  • Two of the most important ways that CATCH creates behavior change are by enabling children to identify healthy foods, and by increasing the amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) children engage in each day.

Locally, NPS collaborates with Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial to work with elementary-aged students to help them understand the importance of eating healthy and getting regular physical exercise.

Spectrum Health Community Program Specialist
Erica Jordan
NPS CATCH Committee
Dana Hernandez - Kindergarten teacher
Shea Klomp - 1st grade teacher
Jen Thomasma - 1st grade teacher
Michelle Umlor - 1st grade teacher
Jillian Bremer - 2nd grade teacher
Beth Sipperley - 3rd grade teacher
Josh Wittenberger - 4th grade teacher
Jason Long - Elementary P.E. teacher
Kirk Fansler - Middle School teacher
Erica Boyd - High School teacher
Jen Stephens - School Nurse
Adam DeShano - Elementary Administrator
Peg Mathis - Superintendent