Obesity and Chronic Disease Risk Reduction in Out-of-School Time
Ongoing since 2014
Project Director: Georgia Hall, Ph.D.
Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with RT1, International
This project is a targeted effort to increase peer-reviewed literature in the field of Out of-School Time (OSD physical activity and healthy eating. In partnership with PEAR (Program in Education, Afterschool, & Resiliency) and the National AfterSchool Association, Georgia Hall, Ph.D., of the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOSD at Wellesley Centers for Women and Jean Wiecha, Ph.D. of RTI are editing a special issue of New Directions /or Youth Development (NDYD), which will feature manuscripts regarding the impact of obesity and chronic disease risk reduction interventions that take place in OST program settings. Its purpose is to synthesize evidence to date and to inform future research and policy activities.