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ERIC Number: ED498873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Afterschool and Healthy Youth. Afterschool Alert. Issue Brief No. 8
Afterschool Alliance
Afterschool programs often play an important role in promoting healthy lifestyles for youth. Many programs offer youth opportunities to engage in an array of organized physical activities such as softball, martial arts or ballet. Most programs also serve healthy afternoon snacks while emphasizing the value of a nutritious diet. Physical fitness activities after school not only promote health but also serve as crime deterrents, teach youth positive values, and impart knowledge and skills to help youth establish lifelong healthy habits. This issue brief presents examples of some afterschool programs that have succeeded in promoting the health of participants. (Contains 13 endnotes.)
Afterschool Alliance. 1616 H Street NW Suite 820, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-347-1002; Fax: 202-347-2092; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A