Presentation on theme: "Get a Jump On Summer! Ideas to Promote Healthy Eating & Physical Activity."— Presentation transcript:
Get a Jump On Summer! Ideas to Promote Healthy Eating & Physical Activity
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AOSN is a sponsored initiative of Arkansas State University Childhood Services and is one of 41 statewide afterschool networks in the U.S. supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Our Mission To create safe, healthy, and enriching learning experiences during out of school time for children and youth ages 5-19.
AGENDA Instructions & Introductions /AOSN Overview and Mission– Laveta Wills-Hale, ASU Childhood Services/ AOSN Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Promote Health and Wellness in Children and Youth/Strategies for an Active Summer – Daniel Hatcher, Alliance for a Healthier Generation Nutrition Facts/Resources for Programs- Jill Turley, Alliance for a Healthier Generation Q & A – Wrap-up
Welcome. As you sign on, consider the following question: Why do you think summer is a great time to encourage youth to eat better and move more?
DANIEL W. HATCHER, MPH National Healthy Out-of-School Time Advisor The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Washington, District of Columbia @hatchdw
Summer Learning Loss Summer Weight Gain Parental Challenges Summer is essential!
Strategies for an ACTIVE summer Make transition time ACTIVE time TRY new & unique outdoor activities Focus on GROUP activities to reduce wait time Do active CRAFTS on rainy days Hold a FAMILY event
Summer is a great time to educate kids about healthy lifestyles, role model the behaviors ourselves and cultivate environments that make it easier for kids to make healthier choices. Summer means opportunity!
JILL R. TURLEY, MS, RD/LD, SNS National Nutrition Advisor Jill.Turley@healthiergeneration.org
WHERE ARE THE FOODS & BEVERAGES? Vending Machines Snacks/ Meals Stores/ Snack Carts Fundraising Celebrations Rewards
Need for nutrition assistance Children are at home There’s interest in summer meals DURING SUMMER… Looking for safe, trusted places with quality food Awareness is low Want to hear from schools/ trusted sources
Special Thanks to our the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and guest representatives, Michelle Harvey and Other ASU/AOSN Staff and all of those who have participated in this webinar.
Join us for our next webinar in this series on Program Sustainability and Volunteers on Wednesday, April 2 nd at 11 a.m. Best Practices Academies – April 18 th, Springdale April 25 th, Little Rock Go to www.aosn.org for more details on this professional development opportunity and others.
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