March 7, 2017
See below for a translated update from the Torremar community in Ecuador and their involvement with CATCH, including a photo gallery. (Original post in Spanish here.)
“Several members of the Torremar community including teachers and a doctor received a nutrition training sponsored by the Ecuadorian Society of Cardiology, the Rotary Club of Guayaquil and the CATCH Foundation from the US.
The training, which was carried out at La Moderna College, was aimed at helping our participants learn about a novel technique to establish an obesity prevention program for students starting at an early age. The technique has successfully been implemented in several US schools, through the CATCH Global Foundation.
Studies show that in Ecuador more than 60% of the population has a high risk of suffering from hypertension, diabetes and obesity, which generates concern in educators, parents and the Ecuadorian Society of Cardiology.
The training was conducted by professionals from the US, Rose Jennings and Mike Weber.”