Program Bringing Fight on Childhood Obesity to Henderson

Published 03/12 2014 05:04PM

Updated 03/12 2014 05:06PM

A national program aims to help the Tri-State tackle a problem affecting children around the country: Obesity. CATCH, or Coordinated Approach to Child Health, has been around for 25 years.

Subway and its spokesman, Jared Fogle, are partnering with Henderson schools to bring the initiative to our area. They will host training sessions for educators and parents to help get kids active.

"The bad press that we've gotten in the Tri-State about obesity rates and stuff in our area," said Jeff Troxel of Subway, "I said to Jared at a Subway convention we got to do something for the Tri-State. This is in your backyard. We got to make this happen."

About 50 leaders will soon be certified trainers. They represent Henderson and Holy Name schools, Methodist Hospital, and other organizations.

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