HOST

We are a national coalition of leaders in the Out-of-School Time (OST) field.


Our goal is to foster health and well-being practices in afterschool programs nationwide, using science-based standards for healthy eating, physical activity, screen time, and social supports for these behaviors including staff, family, and child engagement.


We encourage OST leaders and program staff to explore the evidence-based Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards.


you-re-invited-free-hepa-webinarsAfterschool professionals and others are invited to two upcoming free webinars on how to teach students from early childhood through...
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host-hepa-roundup-may-13-2015The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
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host-members-on-events-in-baltimoreHOST member organizations, including one based in Baltimore, have responded to recent protests in that city following the death of...
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preparing-for-summerIt's not too soon to start thinking about summer. HOST members offer some suggestions for how to bring healthy eating and physical...
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parks-and-recreation-can-improve-physical-activity-healthy-eatingThe weather is turning warmer for many of us, which often means getting out to our local parks. Here are some recent research findings...
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host-hepa-roundup-april-29-2015Here's the latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
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