NC State Extension

CATCH Kids Club

North Carolina State University’s CATCH Kids Club serves youth at Summer Food Service Sites and After School sites across North Carolina.

The program consists of 8 sessions, 30 minutes in length, that are designed to teach youth about nutrition and physical activity in a fun and engaging way through activities and games. Session topics include ways to be active inside and outside, participating in activities to improve heart and bone health, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking more water.

All participants are awarded a certificate of participation at the completion of the program in addition to a jump rope, recipe and nutrition activity book.

Group evaluation is conducted to capture behavior change related to nutrition and physical activity.

North Carolina State University’s CATCH Kids Club curriculum was adapted from CATCH Kids Club Healthy Habits and Nutrition K-5th Grade by Lindsay Goolsby, MS, RD, LDN, Gretchen Hofing, MPH, RD, Jenelle Wass, MS, RD, LDN.

CATCH Kids Club was written Susan Lulton, MA and Jerri L. Berry, MA, RD, LD

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Site Eligibility

CATCH Kids Club can be taught in an afterschool or out-of-school setting or USDA Summer Meals site.

Schools participating in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program. The school building must have at least 50% of students receiving a free or reduced meal. Confirm that the school qualifies using the below list.

School Eligibility

USDA Summer Meal sites are automatically eligible.