North Carolina Healthy Out-of-School Time (NC HOST) Program
Who is it for?
Any qualified out-of-school time program that wants to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity practices can apply for the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program.
How do you get it?
Out-of-school time programs that want to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity practices can apply for the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program.
How is it used?
To guide the development of practices, policies and environments supportive of physical activity in NC After-School Programs.
The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards developed by the National Institute for Out-of-School Time programs provide best practices for healthy eating and physical activity. Programs that want to be recognized for meeting the standards can apply for the Healthy Out-of-School Recognition Program.
Who is eligible to become a Healthy Out-of-School Time Program?
Qualified out-of-school time programs:
Operate ten hours or more per week on an on-going basis.
Provide regularly scheduled, structured and supervised activities where learning opportunities take place outside the typical school day.
Occur before school, after school, weekends, or during seasonal and track breaks.
Provide multiple activities.
Include private and public programs operating in a variety of settings.
Programs settings include public facilities such as schools, libraries, parks and recreation, community centers, colleges and universities, as well as private facilities.
Providers include school districts, municipalities, national not-for profit organizations, local not-for-profit organizations, faith-based organizations and for-profit agencies.
Deliver activities to promote positive youth development which may include but are not limited to the following: academic support; educational enrichment; stem (science, technology, engineering and math), cultural and social development; recreation; sports; fitness and wellness
NC HOST is partnering with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for the assessment. Click here to register your program at Alliance for a Healthier Generation and complete their Healthy Out-of-School Time assessment for your site.