Penn State Better Kid Care OSNAP Module is Now Live

Better Kid Care, a Penn State Extension program, launched a new module on their website today featuring the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) initiative.

Work with out-of-school programs? Check out Better Kid Care's OSNAP module! The steps include: 1) OSNAP overview and program practice assessment; 2) program practice strategies and action planning; 3) program policy; 4) program supportive practices; 5) program sustainability.The Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) initiative, developed by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is an evidence-based program to support after school and other out-of-school-time programs to offer healthy foods and beverages, and opportunities for children to be more active.

Module objectives:
  • Identify OSNAP goals for healthy after school programs.
  • Assess current program practices related to healthy foods and beverages, physical activity opportunities, and screen time.
  • Examine low-cost policy and practice strategies to support the goal areas.
  • Plan ways to implement policies and practices to meet the OSNAP goals.

Better Kid Care provides evidence-informed professional development to early care and education and youth development professionals to improve the quality of their care and educational practices. Online training is available for child care professionals with more than 200 relevant modules.