HEPA Standards Having an Impact

August 23, 2016

girl eating sandwichIn 2010-11, HOST created evidence-based, healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) standards for children in grades K-12 attending out-of-school-time programs. Known as the National AfterSchool Association HEPA Standards, they have been disseminated to tens of thousands of out-of-school time professionals and supporters -- and are having an impact, as these stories show.


  • Youth Today looks at how different states and organizations are promoting adoption of the HEPA Standards and helping to reduce obesity.
  • Alliance for a Healthier Generation shares how Maryland Out-of-School Time has worked with the Maryland Food Bank to promote the Healthy Out-of-School Time Framework, which includes the HEPA Standards, and to change youth attitudes towards healthy food.

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