Studies show that healthy, active children learn better, perform better academically and experience fewer behavioral problems.
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.
Jessica Hay, California Afterschool Network program director, recently had the opportunity to discuss the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA) during a Lights on Afterschool webinar, and offer some tips for incorporating them into family and community events such as Lights On Afterschool.
Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active.
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.