After School Programs
The Bristol Public Library is a proud participant of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative, which provides free online resources to help out-of-school programs encourage and support kids to eat healthier and move more.
Results from the 2017 YRBS are in! The YRBS examines overall trends in 121 health-related behaviors of students in grades 9-12 plus obesity, overweight, and asthma.
Nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from federally-supported afterschool suppers in October 2016. For many low-income children, the suppers offered at afterschool programs through the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program help stave off hunger until they eat a school breakfast the next day.
Check out the new resources that have been developed to support your work to make every day healthier for all children!
At the beginning of each year, most of us set personal goals that we would like to accomplish. Although the list of New Year’s resolutions varies from person to person, eating better and exercising more are two of the most popular resolutions we make.
We are excited to share our newest resource with you! Voices for Healthy Kids is constantly working to provide the best tools to help drive change in communities across the country.
In 1994, in Washington, D.C., a former school teacher, Julie Kennedy, began an afterschool soccer program for 15 girls who had little to do after their school days. Kennedy soon realized that the team relationships the girls built on the field translated well to other activities they could pursue during their afterschool time, such as slam poetry and community service.
Most children in America consume far too much sugar, which can lead to hyperactivity and increase risk factors for disease later in life. But at Sonora Elementary and Sonora Middle School, both kids and staff know that healthy snacks are IN and sugary candy is OUT during afterschool time. What’s behind the change?
Learn about this healthy out-of-school time success, and see how you can implement something similar in your neighborhood!