Out of School Time

28 Sites, 5,165 youth, 360 staff

Youth spend 15 hours or more a school week in Out of School Time (OST) programming – and long hours in the summer – and so OST is prime time for active learning.

HealthMPowers helps after-school and summer programs bring more opportunities to youth to try healthy foods and be physically active.

HealthMPowers offers a comprehensive, multi-year approach to building healthier behaviors and environments that meets the National AfterSchool Association’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards.

Results from our 2019-2020f Health Empowered OST sites reveal:

Transforming Environments

  • Sites implemented a total of 85 new policies and processes to improve nutrition and physical activity

Empowering Healthy Habits

Youth participants in the Cooking Matters program reported:

  • 40% increase in eating non-fried vegetables more than one time a day
  • 14% increase in eating fruit more than one time a day

More than 275 centers ramped up their OST nutrition and fitness education with the help of HealthMPowers, reaching more than 50,000 youth from 2015 - 2017.