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A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs is designed to help program directors, leadership team members, site directors and your partners–in an intentional and systematic way–strengthen your afterschool program to help students develop healthy lifestyle habits. The six practices have been vetted with expert stakeholders and afterschool practitioners, and implemented at an exemplary level by ten afterschool programs across the state.
Download the guide here.
Download the practices/indicators here.
Download indicator worksheets here.
This toolkit will help SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies across the country find evidence-based interventions and explore the SNAP-Ed Evaluation Framework in order to strengthen our impact on our goal to help SNAP-eligible households make healthy eating and physical activity choices on a limited budget.
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View the HBI intervention page here.
Download a PDF of the toolkit here.
Afterschool Program Primer on Working with your Local Health Department
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), now named CalFresh in California, is federally funded to provide nutrition education through the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB). SNAP targets low-income people. Due to changes found in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, NEOPB has shifted distribution of a large proportion of its funding to local health departments (LHDs).
LHDs can partner with schools/afterschool programs in a variety of ways to: directly provide nutrition education and PA expertise, help schools strengthen their wellness policies, and assess school baseline health practice status and improvements over time. LHDs may also build on school/afterschool expertise to achieve common goals through partnerships, and/or subcontract with districts, county offices of education (COE), and afterschool programs to do health-related work. This Primer is designed to help afterschool programs better understand ways in which they might work with their local health department. Download the Primer here.