To effectively implement programs and policies that advance wellness, however, afterschool staff need high-quality tools and resources. This session will outline the value of afterschool care, and provide specific ideas to help make out-of-school time programs part of an effective strategy to help children eat better and move more.
Specifically, this interactive forum will:
- Present childhood obesity statistics as well as recent AfterSchool Alliance data on the number of youth in afterschool programs.
- Address the history and development of the National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity.
- Share examples from afterschool providers across the country successfully implementing the Standards and best practices.
- Outline available professional development resources that can be used to advance healthy eating and physical activity in out-of-school time.
Presenters include Daniel Hatcher, MPH, advisor to National Healthy Out-of-School Time; Jennifer Hofman, MS, Health Partnerships and Policy Specialist, Healthy Living and Government Relations Team; and Jean Wiecha, MS, PhD, senior scientist at RTI International. The webinar will be moderated by Amanda Wilson, MS, project manager, Strategic Engagement Coordinator of Active Living Research, a National Program of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation at the University of California, San Diego.
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