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ERIC Number: ED557936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. America After 3PM Special Report. Executive Summary
Afterschool Alliance
Afterschool programs continue to make advances when it comes to providing students with nutritious foods, keeping them physically fit and promoting health. Such programs have great potential to help prevent obesity and instill lifelong healthy habits, serving more than 10 million children and youth across America, with more than 19 million more who would be enrolled in a program if one were available to them. This Executive Summary of the full report concentrates on parents' reports of efforts made by afterschool programs to help improve the health and physical fitness of children and youth around the country. It also describes areas where afterschool programs can better meet the needs of students and families when it comes to health and wellness and outlines steps afterschool programs can take to help make positive change for students' overall health. The findings in this report are based on survey responses from parents in 2014, during which 30,720 households were screened nationally and 13,709 households completed in-depth interviews. The following sections from the full report are summarized: (1) Afterschool Programs Meeting Parents' Expectations Around Healthy Eating and Physical Activity; (2) Areas of Improvement for the Afterschool Field; and (3) Recommendations. [For the full report, "Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity. America After 3PM Special Report", see ED557935.]
Afterschool Alliance. 1616 H Street NW Suite 820, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-347-1002; Fax: 202-347-2092; e-mail: info@afterschoolalliance.org; Web site: http://afterschoolalliance.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance