ERIC Number: ED496276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Healthy Choices Afterschool: Investigation of the Alignment of Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs/Curricula and the National Afterschool Association Program Standards
Hall, Georgia; Gruber, Diane
National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Wellesley College
This document reports on physical activity and nutrition curriculum choices for afterschool programs, linking with the National Afterschool Association 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. National Afterschool Association Program Standards and Keys of Quality are appended.
Descriptors: After School Programs, Physical Activities, Nutrition Instruction, Curriculum, Standards, Profiles, Human Relations, Safety, Child Health, Program Administration
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. National Inst. on Out-of-School Time.