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It's Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week, and HOST is celebrating all of the professionals who help out-of-school-time programs make a difference...
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How does children's participation in a before-school physical activity program impact their families? A new study of one HOST member shines some light on...
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Several HOST members have been named among the most influential individuals and organizations in health and wellness by the National AfterSchool...
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Kathleen Tullie, CEO of HOST member BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), recently gave a TEDx talk on the "pandemic" of physical inactivity.
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The National AfterSchool Association's Annual Convention in Dallas, March 19-22, will feature more than 25 dedicated workshops on healthy eating and...
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Texas ranks seventh highest among all states in adolescents that are overweight and obese, with a 2011 youth obesity rate of 20 percent. But with more...
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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is celebrating three years of its Commit to Health initiative -- a national campaign encouraging...
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Physical activity has been shown to enhance learning, concentration, memory and mood, positioning children to be better learners--but how can educators...
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Looking for physical education and activity resources, programs, professional development, grants, training, and technical assistance for your...
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It's holiday time, and several HOST members are sharing ways to make the season active and healthy!
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A recent Today show segment featured HOST member BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), which offers children a before-school physical activity program. And a...
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Thanksgiving is upon us, and HOST members have ideas for making the holiday a healthy and active one.
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The latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others. Success Stories A grant from the Chicago...
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A new report from RTI International examines an emerging trend that uses state policy to promote healthy eating and physical activity in afterschool and...
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A new, free professional development resource, After School Gets Moving, offers a media-based professional development intervention for afterschool...
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Healthy eating and physical activity are not always easy to achieve, but these organizations, programs, and schools are showing how it can be...
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Please join the National AfterSchool Association and SaludToday for a #SaludTues Tweetchat at 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, September 13, on "How Out-of-Schools...
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In 2010-11, HOST created evidence-based, healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) standards for children in grades K-12 attending out-of-school-time...
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The Olympics are this week, representing for some the pinnacle of athletic success. Here are some stories by HOST members that show many other types of...
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You're invited to this upcoming workshop, hosted in partnership with a number of national colleagues.
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HOST members are sharing ideas and insights on ways to have a healthy and active summer.
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May is National Fitness and Sports Month, and HOST members have lots of ways to celebrate.
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Several different federal departments are offering funding for programs supporting healthy out-of-school time. HOST members have recently shared...
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Georgia Hall, a senior research scientist at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), spoke recently at the National AfterSchool...
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It's National School Breakfast Week, and HOST members are sharing information, ideas, and success stories.
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HOST members are sponsoring several conferences and informational conference calls in the coming weeks. We hope you'll join in to network and build your...
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The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee on January 20 unanimously approved the bipartisan Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access...
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It's the start of a new year, and HOST members are both looking back at the best moments of 2015 and looking ahead to what 2016 will bring.
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Findings from a three-year study of a before-school physical activity program "strengthen the argument that physical activity can position children to be...
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Thanksgiving is almost here, and HOST members are reminding us of things to be thankful for and ways to make the holiday healthy as well as fun.
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Several HOST member organizations are holding events in the coming weeks and months. Here are some, in person and online, that you may want to check...
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As we head into cooler weather and the holiday season, it's time to get cooking! Several HOST members have recipes to share.
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Halloween is creeping around the corner, and HOST members are in the forefront of offering ways to make the holiday healthy as well as fun.
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Kathleen Tullie is the founder and executive director of HOST member BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success) and director of social responsibility at Reebok...
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HOST member Active Living Research has created a new, shareable, infographic showing that "Safe Routes to School Programs Work."
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HOST members are moving healthy eating and physical activity forward in many ways. Here are a few recent ones.
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It's back-to-school time, and HOST members are ready with tips, advice, and examples of how to make time out of school, as well as in it, full of healthy...
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HOST members Nemours, the American Heart Association, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation have announced that they are partnering to fight...
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Amy Moyer is vice president of field operations for HOST member Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), which fights childhood obesity, undernourishment, and...
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Normandie Nigh is the chief executive officer of HOST member A World Fit for Kids (WFIT). For nearly 21 years, she has led WFIT in providing "purposeful...
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Afterschool professionals and others are invited to two upcoming free webinars on how to teach students from early childhood through middle school about...
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HOST member organizations, including one based in Baltimore, have responded to recent protests in that city following the death of 25-year-old Freddie...
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It's not too soon to start thinking about summer. HOST members offer some suggestions for how to bring healthy eating and physical activity to our schools...
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Here's the latest in our regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
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The weather is turning warmer for many of us, which often means getting out to our local parks. Here are some recent research findings and ideas from HOST...
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The second of what will become regular roundups of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members and others.
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HOST member Active Living Research held its annual conference February 22 - 25, 2015, focusing on the theme “The Science of Policy Implementation.” Here...
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Join the webinar "Afterschool and Keeping Kids Active and Healthy: What You Can Do" on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015, at 1p.m. EST. With close to 1 in 3...
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Here's a roundup of healthy eating and physical activity news from HOST members.
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Congressional staff on Capitol Hill March 10 heard Jennifer Hoffman, health partnerships and policy specialist at HOST member YMCA of the USA, present the...
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HOST members the Afterschool Alliance and the After-School All-Stars are partnering with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute to hold the National...
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Make sure you haven't missed any of these research papers by HOST members:
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Afterschool programs are helping to combat childhood obesity, but more can be done to support children's health and wellness through these programs,...
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Several HOST authors have assessed schools' uptake of the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) standards on physical activity.
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HOST authors explain that the widespread adoption of physical activity standards for OST programs presents important opportunities for research.
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A special issue of New Directions for Youth Development, ed. by RTI International's Jean Wiecha and NIOST's Georgia Hall.
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A recent announcement to create healthy environments for children who participate in out-of-school time (OST) programs.
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