An HPRC study found that more than half of all children and adolescents in the United States are not adequately hydrated at any given time.
The REACH Project’s Healthy Beverage & Sodium Reduction Initiative works with organizations across the city of Boston to promote adoption of voluntary policies and practices that will increase access to healthy beverages and low sodium foods.
OSNAP featured on Afterschool Alliance’s blog, Afterschool Snack: Guest blog: Creating healthy spaces for kids during out of school time
An HPRC study increases children’s water intake during snack time with stronger effects for programs with kitchens, low child-to-staff ratios, experienced directors, and improved school support.
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.
An HPRC study found that children consumed more salty and sugary foods and nearly twice as many calories when they brought their own after-school snack, as compared to when they consumed only program-provided snacks.
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!
This year’s November APHA meeting, “Healthography,” explores how health challenges are dictated by place. Be sure to look for HPRC researchers at the following presentations on Monday, November 17th and Tuesday, November 18th.
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”
Primary care is an opportune setting to contribute to obesity prevention and treatment. However, there is limited evidence for effective and sustainable interventions in primary care. The Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative (MYOC) successfully affected office systems, provider behavior, and patient experience, back in 2009. This follow-up study by HPRC’s Dr. Steven Gortmaker and Dr. Michele Polacsek found … Continue reading “HPRC study demonstrates sustainable approach to addressing overweight risk among children”