Cheerleaders, costumed vegetables help Daisy Brook students kick off CATCH nutrition program
Daisy Brook elementary students celebrated being a CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) school on October 5, 2017 with a lively assembly. The varsity football and cheerleading teams led the students in the Fremont Fight Song and one lucky student, fifth-grader Faith Youngblood, was the recipient of the school spirit award and was awarded a Fremont football jersey.
The Daisy Brook CATCH Committee got in the GO Food Spirit by dressing as fruits and vegetables. The students loved hearing about what GO foods and GO Activities would help them grow stronger and learn better.
The entire school participated in a coordinated dance to Happy, a song by MercyMe. The fun can be viewed at
Daisy Brook is one of five districts within the county that are coordinating their efforts to create and foster a healthy environment within their school. In doing so, it is expected that kids will reap the benefits of positive health outcomes as well as positive educational outcomes. The evidence is abundant and continues to grow in support of healthier kids being better learners.
Students have displayed excitement in learning about health during CATCH lessons by categorizing their snack choices into GO, SLOW, WHOA food categories, holding staff accountable for their food and drink choices and educating their families on what they are learning about healthy behaviors, food labels and much more!
CATCH Champion, physical education teacher Julie Gardenour, is excited about how CATCH already fits into some of the initiatives Daisy Brook was already doing.
Gardenour said: “The Catch Program has been such an encouraging program added to Daisy Brook this school year. Daisy Brook Elementary encourages students to be active after school with the Daisy Brook Fit Club and the Catch Program also supports an active lifestyle while promoting healthy eating and living habits. It has been a huge boost to our school this year.”
Fremont’s Nutrition Service is highlighting GO foods on Daisy Brook’s cafeteria menu in addition to offering a variety of fruit and vegetables. The school has embraced the CATCH model and the excitement around staff and students becoming healthier has been contagious!