Doctor Shiozaki shared the “Go, Slow, and Whoa” Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) concept with students related to choosing foods that would help them to have a balanced diet, maintain a healthy body weight, and prevent disease. A major emphasis of the CATCH curriculum encourages students to eat healthy and nutritious snacks and the terms “Go,” “Slow,” and “Whoa” are used to help students know foods they should eat more or less of. “Go” foods include mostly fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and lower-fat dairy products. They are lower in fat or sugar and are less processed. “Slow” foods are higher in fat or sugar or are more processed than “Go” foods. “Whoa” foods are highest in fat or sugar or have been highly processed. Health risks of obesity such as heart disease, damage to organs, and heart attacks were also discussed.
You can help to make our school a healthy CATCH school by following these recommendations:
*Send healthy snacks to school
*Find opportunities for your child to be more active
*Be a positive role model by getting more physical activity and making healthier food and beverage choices
Thank you to Nancy Clifton-Hawkins and
Thank you to Nancy Clifton-Hawkins andKim Romig (LCSW) for their support and visibility with the doctor's visit to LNMS.