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:
- 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