The Healthy Me! School Grant Program has approved 8 schools to begin funding this fall. Schools were required to submit an application outlining a plan around coordinate school health. All approved schools are eligible to receive up to $10,000 over the next 2 calendar school years to implement their plan. Schools will be trained in the CATCH program, attend group meetings to share best practices, and form a campus wellness team to carry out the program.
Healthy Me Schools currently participating:
Anderson Elementary, CISD
Sam Houston Elementary, CISD
Meador Elementary, WISD
Parmley Elementary, WISD
CC Hardy Elementary, WISD
The Healthy Me! grant began as a 30-day pilot in May 2012 at Meador Elementary in Willis ISD for one kindergarten and one third-grade class. The program focused on teaching kids about making healthy choices and the importance of being active.
The pilot was expanded at Meador the following school year and became a four-month program for all third-grade classes.
Following the completion of the second pilot program of Healthy Me!, MCUW HLA changed the way the program was structured and created a grant proposal to allow schools an opportunity to develop their own program based around the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program, the most prominent health-education program in Texas schools. Developed over the last 25 years, the CATCH curriculum has been designed to help educators teach kids how to live a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and being active. Learn more about CATCH here!