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A resource for out-of-school time program directors to train program staff and volunteers on how to promote safe and healthy physical activity in out-of-school time.
This 15 minute webinar presented by a practitioner from Queens Community House, discusses how sports debates can be a vehicle to engage children’s passion in sports as well enhance their writing, research and social and emotional competencies.
EverFi’s courses help educators engage students with powerful content and allow them to cultivate critical skills in areas of financial literacy, digital citizenship, STEM, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, civics and African American History. All courses are delivered through a digital platform and are accessible to students beginning as early as 4th grade.
PreventObesity.net is an online network offering free tools, services and support to the people and organizations that are working to ensure children everywhere can eat healthier and become more physically active.
Free Curriculum to Support Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Looking to help youth get on a pathway to living a healthy, active lifestyle? The National Afterschool Association and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation are here to help!
Together, they are providing the “Enrichment Zone,” a free curriculum for afterschool programs focused on promoting energy balance. The Enrichment Zone resources explain to students the concepts of “Energy In” (food and nutrition-related activities) and “Energy Out” (physical activities). It focuses particularly on the “Energy Out” aspect to help afterschool programs guarantee students get the daily sixty minutes of physical activity as recommended by the NAA HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) Standards.
ExtendED Notes, formerly School-Age Notes, offers a free Note of the Week email for afterschool professionals. ExtendED Notes will equip you with the latest resources and information in a rapidly growing movement – one that expands learning throughout the day and across settings with rich, engaging activities. Subscribe to the ExtendED Note of the Week, a free e-mail sent to you each Friday that provides a programming tip, activity idea or grant or contest opportunity.
Gardening activities can be very successful in afterschool programs, particularly container activities. This webpage lists many garden related lessons and resources that can be adapted to your program.
Nutrition education program targeted to youth in grades four to six.
Healthy Kids Challenge compiled 6 Easy to Use Afterschool and Summer Programming Ideas to keep you busy planning and prepping. Check out these fun activities for youth that focus 6 topics: eating breakfast, fruits and veggies, healthy snacking, serving sizes, beverage choices and active play.