Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Monday, 19 November 2018 10:23

Stretch Yourself to Learn Something New

It's never too early to think about attending NAA19! Michelle Owens, National Wellness Policies, Staff Wellness & Out-of-School Time Physical Activity Advisor for Alliance for a Healthier Generation, sat down with NAA to offer her perspective on why NAA19 is the place to be in March 2019.

Quality out-of-school is healthy out-of-school—and the NAA HEPA Standards are a critical tool in making healthier programming a reality for young people everywhere.

What happens when a student eats fresh fruit in his or her school cafeteria—and then learns about the importance of consuming produce through nutrition education in their afterschool program?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

4 NAA18 Workshops to be Excited About

Workshops—the heart of the NAA Annual Convention—offer over 11.5 hours of professional development. Here are some of the workshops we're most excited to bring you in Atlanta!

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:38

4 NAA18 Workshops to be Excited About

Workshops—the heart of the NAA Annual Convention—offer over 11.5 hours of professional development. Here are some of the workshops we're most excited to bring you in Atlanta!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published a new School Meal Flexibility Rule that will weaken nutrition standards aimed at reducing sodium and increasing whole grains for meals provided under the USDA's National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Are you are interested in becoming a Certified Healthy Out-of-School Time Trainer? Do you live in Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Maryland, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee,Texas, Utah or Virginia? Complete the online application by Friday, September 29, 2017.

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Imagine the potential of empowering the 10.2 million children in afterschool programs with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, while providing them with opportunities to eat healthy and stay active.

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Alliance) believes business leaders, afterschool providers and others are essential partners in building a Culture of Health.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 06:03

#GirlsAre Athletes

Today, girls in the United States are far less likely than boys to achieve the recommended amounts of physical activity—by age 14, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. Research shows, however, that girls and women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem, lower levels of depression, a more positive body image, and overall higher states of psychological well-being.

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