PRN – First-Ever National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards Developed for Afterschool Programs

Today, the Healthy Out-of-School Time Coalition (HOST), announced the first-ever comprehensive national nutrition and physical activity standards for out-of-school programs for children in grades K-12.

The new guidelines are the latest tool in the fight against childhood obesity and a step in promoting healthy options for the more than 8 million children that participate in out-of-school programs at least three hours a day, according to statistics from the HOST Coalition.