At NCLR, we share the common goal of wanting to make a positive contribution to kids’ lives so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to become healthy, happy, and productive adults. Out-of-school-time organizations, with which we partner, play a key role in promoting health and wellness programs that can impact not only children, but public leaders and families as well.
Recognizing this opportunity, we have been working with some of the country’s leading out-of-school-time organizations on an initiative called Healthy Kids Out of School to develop three guiding principles for out-of-school-time programs:
- Drink Right: Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages.
- Move More: Boost movement and physical activity in all programs.
- Snack Smart: Fuel up on fruits and vegetables.
Making these kinds of changes can sometimes be challenging. That’s why Healthy Kids Out of School developed the Healthy Kids Hub. The Healthy Kids Hub features more than 200 resources developed by leading universities, after-school organizations, and other nonprofits.
Want to join the Healthy Kids initiative? Visit www.HealthyKidsHub.org and browse through the resources on your own, or complete a brief survey to receive resources tailored to your program’s specific needs. You can also join other leaders from throughout the country in taking the pledge to adopt the three principles. Those who take the pledge by May 8, 2013 will be entered into a random drawing to win one of 100 $50 gift cards.