Afterschool and summer programs can help youth reach their full potential in school, career, and life.
Supporting health and wellness is an important aspect of out-of-school time (OST) programs, from providing access to nutritious foods and promoting healthy habits, to keeping students physically fit and supporting mental health.
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards adopted by the National Afterschool Assocation.
Afterschool Alliance has created a resource page focused specifically on healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in out-of-school time settings. You can find resources related to HEPA standards, health-related programming, funding health and wellness activities, research reports related to health and wellness, and more.
Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Framework from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is designed to help create environments that promote healthy eating and physical activity. Register online to gain access to free assessment and planning tools and to a database that includes resources to help program providers make healthy changes at their site today.