preschoolers lunchPlease join us at either or both of two upcoming free webinars, led by HOST Coalition organizations and members. All who are interested are welcome!

Navigating the Nutrition Standards in Out-of-School Time

  • Tuesday, October 17th from 10-10:30 a.m. EST
  • Join the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to learn about finding the right snacks and beverages to serve at your program. At the end of the training participants will be able to 1) identify nutrition standards that may affect the foods and beverages sold and served in the OST setting, 2) identify the differences between the CACFP standards and the Smart Snacks in School standards, and 3) identify when is most appropriate to use which set of standards.

Commit to Health: Inclusive Out-of-School Time for Healthy Communities – Register Here

  • Thursday, October 19th @ 2 p.m. EST
  • As one of the largest providers of out-of-school time programming, how can we ensure that all youth, staff, and families feel included, welcomed, and have access to quality out-of-school time programs to engage in healthy eating, physical activity, and extended learning opportunities? Join the National Park and Recreation Association, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability to explore best practices for creating inclusive and welcoming out-of-school time programs at your park and recreation site.



    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."

    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."

    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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The National Institute on Out-of-School Time

A program of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College

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Wellesley, MA 02481-8203 USA
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