Healthy Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition (HOP'N) After-School] is a program dedicated to evaluating strategies to include healthy eating and physical activity in children. HOP'N After-school has designed studies to better understand the after-school setting and how to improve upon the quality of these programs to better incorporate physical activity, the consumption of fruits and veggies as well as other beneficial health behaviors. Below are references to studies done by HOP'N after-school related to healthy eating and physical activity in out-of-school time environments.
The Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH Kid's Club)program is dedicated to teaching kids how to lead a healthy lifestyle for life by incorporating the 8 Components of Coordinated School Health from the CDC. The program focuses on child obesity prevention with proper nutrition and Physical Activity in school and afterschool settings. Below are references to studies done by CATCH related to healthy eating and physical activity in out-of-school time environments.
Sports, Play, and Recreation for Youth (SPARK) is a research-based, public health organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness. SPARK strives to improve the health of children and adolescents by disseminating evidence-based physical activity and nutrition programs that provide curriculum, staff development, follow-up support, and equipment to teachers of Pre-K through 12th grade students.
The Policy to Practice in Youth Programs' aim is to work with programs that serve children outside the school day – hours immediately after school and summer vacation – to increase the quality of foods served and consumed during the program and the amount of physical activity children accumulate while attending.