Healthy Choices Afterschool: Investigation of the Alignment of Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs/Curricula and the National Afterschool Association Program Standards
Year Published: 2006
Authors: Georgia Hall, Ph.D., Diane Gruber
This is a report by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time's (NIOST) Investigation on the Alignment of Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs/Curricula and the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Program Standards. This project was stimulated by the national concern for child and youth obesity and the valuable role out-of-school time programs can fulfill in helping to address the crisis. The researchers envision that the information in the report will be helpful to afterschool program providers, staff, and funders as they consider implementation of physical activity and nutrition initiatives in their programs. For instance, depending on the afterschool program mission, goals, and structure program providers may consider a curriculum that emphasizes human relations, physical, or nutrition education activities. The profiles in the report will assist program leaders to choose curricula that are compatible to their program capacities, interests, and priorities.