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First-Ever National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards Developed for Afterschool Programs

by Marion on January 25th, 2013

Comprehensive guidelines from the Healthy Out-of-School Time Coalition help ensure healthier snacks and more active playtime for 8 million children and youth in out- of-school programs

CHICAGO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the Healthy Out-of- School Time Coalition (HOST), comprised of leaders in out-of-school time care and health promotion, brought together by the National Institute on Out-of- School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB) and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), announce the first-ever comprehensive national nutrition and physical activity standards for out-of-school programs for children in grades K-12. The new guidelines are the latest tool in the fight against childhood obesity and a step in promoting healthy options for the more than 8 million children that participate in out-of-school programs at least three hours a day, according to statistics from the HOST Coalition.

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