Afterschool and Keeping Kids Active and Healthy: What You Can Do

With close to 1 in 3 children and teens overweight or obese in the U.S., the health and wellness of students today is a national priority, concerning everyone from policy makers to parents. Afterschool programs are an integral partner to keep kids active and healthy during the out-of-school-time hours and a vital piece of the solution to tackle the obesity epidemic by providing nutritious foods, keeping kids physically active and instilling healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

Tune into this webinar that will review the current afterschool landscape by looking at programs providing physical activity and healthy foods, as well as initiatives taking place in the afterschool field to strengthen healthy eating and physical activity offerings. Speakers on this webinar will cover new data from the latest America After 3PM special report, Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity; discuss the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards; and share insights, tips and resources that can help program providers with their food and physical activity offerings.

Due to technical issues with the audio, the recording starts about 5 minutes into the presentation.

  • Nikki Yamashiro, Research Director, Afterschool Alliance
  • Jennifer Hofman, Specialist, Health Partnerships and Policy, Healthy Living/Government Relations, YMCA of the USA
  • Tina Fleming, Division Director, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation
  • Lindsey Daniels, Health and Wellness Coordinator, Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

Resources and Links

Which Standards does this meet? III. Intentional Programming and Activities, VI. Program Management
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