An HPRC study found that the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity Observational Practice Assessment Tool (OSNAP-OPAT) can assist researchers and practitioners in validly assessing nutrition and physical activity environments and behaviors in afterschool settings.
The OSNAP Online Learning Community brings together afterschool staff to work through the process of making practice, policy, and environmental changes in their programs. Join afterschool and out-of-school time programs from across the country to improve children’s physical activity, nutrition, and screen time habits in your program!
Keep it Flowing: A Practical Guide to School Drinking Water Planning, Maintenance & Repair, addresses the practical side of drinking water in schools by outlining the steps needed to provide adequate numbers of properly maintained drinking fountains and tap water dispensers in school buildings. It is designed for the people who make our nation’s schools … Continue reading “Keep it Flowing: A Practical Guide to School Drinking Water Planning, Maintenance & Repair”
Interested in making your child’s after school environment healthier? See how your after-school program can sign up for OSNAP.
Check out Dr. Steve Gortmaker’s Food Revolution Day guest blog on the importance of getting kids excited about healthy eating and living, and the work the HPRC is doing to create tools for change:
Across Massachusetts, communities are searching for ways to help residents live active and healthy lives. The Massachusetts Joint Use Toolkit is a how-to guide for community members seeking to access public buildings and spaces afterhours so residents can exercise and engage in other recreational activities. This Toolkit helps communities maximize the use of schools, playgrounds, … Continue reading “Helping Kids and Communities Be Healthy and Active”
The recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama’s and Partnership for a Healthier America’s “Drink Up” campaign has made H2O a focus of national conversation. Water access and consumption is one of HPRC’s five identified key targets for obesity prevention. From the national down to the local level, we have plenty of resources to contribute to … Continue reading “Spotlight on WATER”
Started from the Quabbin: The Story of Boston’s Tap Water Ever wondered where tap water comes from and how it gets to your faucet? Test the Tap Boston’s tap water goes head to head with bottled water in this blind taste test.