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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.


hepa-standards-presented-on-capitol-hillCongressional staff on Capitol Hill March 10 heard Jennifer Hoffman, health partnerships and policy specialist at HOST member YMCA of...
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host-members-partnering-for-national-after-school-summitHOST members the Afterschool Alliance and the After-School All-Stars are partnering with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute to hold the...
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new-study-recommends-increasing-awareness-of-host-hepa-standardsAfterschool programs are helping to combat childhood obesity, but more can be done to support children's health and wellness through...
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walking-over-the-bridge-to-physical-activity-in-out-of-school-time-programsHOST authors explain that the widespread adoption of physical activity standards for OST programs presents important opportunities for...
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host-authors-assess-uptake-of-physical-activity-standardsSeveral HOST authors have assessed schools' uptake of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) standards on physical activity.
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new-directions-for-youth-development-hepa-in-ost-settings-hostA special issue of New Directions for Youth Development, ed. by Jean Wiecha and NIOST's Georgia Hall.
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