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.

 

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host-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-roundup-march-17-2017The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
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boks-founder-shares-how-we-can-revolutionize-kids-lives-through-physical-activityKathleen Tullie, CEO of HOST member BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), recently gave a TEDx talk on the "pandemic" of physical...
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come-to-national-afterschool-association-convention-for-hepa-resources-tipsThe National AfterSchool Association's Annual Convention in Dallas, March 19-22, will feature more than 25 dedicated workshops on...
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texas-looks-to-out-of-school-time-to-improve-youth-healthTexas ranks seventh highest among all states in adolescents that are overweight and obese, with a 2011 youth obesity rate of 20...
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national-recreation-and-park-association-celebrates-success-with-hepa-standardsThe National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is celebrating three years of its Commit to Health initiative -- a national...
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host-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity-roundup-february-22-2017The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
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