The National Afterschool Association (NAA) publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. This week, the HPRC’s Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative was featured. Jill Nicholson Cox, MS, RD, a Program Development Specialist at Penn State Better Kid Care, discusses the importance of … Continue reading “OSNAP Featured by National Afterschool Association for Professional Development”
A new study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health looked at the effects and costs of two training models to scale-up the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative at a national level, and noted some promising findings. In this group-randomized trial, authors studied implementation of the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical … Continue reading “STUDY: Assessing the Effectiveness of OSNAP Scaled-Up Nationally”
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. 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 … Continue reading “Penn State Better Kid Care OSNAP Module is Now Live”
At the 33rd National Child Nutrition Conference in Chicago, IL, Dr. Rebekka Lee will present on OSNAP and the evidence-base for practice recommendations for healthy foods, beverages and physical activity levels for children in OST care. Presentation details are below. Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Time: 11:00am-12:00pm OSNAP: Tools for Out of School Time Nutrition … Continue reading “OSNAP to Be Presented at the 33rd National Child Nutrition Conference”
At the 2018 American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo in San Diego, CA, Dr. Rebekka Lee will present on LIH and OSNAP, and Jennifer Reiner will present CHOICES research. Details are below. Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018 Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm Session: 2098.0 FN Section Poster Session 5 Program: Food and Nutrition Board 1: Strategies to … Continue reading “HPRC Research to Be Presented at APHA 2018”
A study from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health examined how an afterschool intervention affected children’s snacking behaviors, and found that it had a beneficial effect on dietary consumption.
Dr. Rebekka Lee discusses her work on OSNAP and related research experience with Harvard Catalyst’s ThinkResearch Podcast:
Through a collaboration between the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs and the HPRC, the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) intervention has helped create healthier afterschool, early learning, and camp environments in programs across Massachusetts. A train-the-trainer approach, which honed the expertise of nine YMCA trainers, was used to reach 23 sites that served … Continue reading “HPRC Partners with Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs for Statewide Dissemination of the Evidence-based OSNAP Intervention”
An HPRC study that tested the effectiveness of OSNAP in increasing children’s physical activity levels in afterschool programs found that the intervention successfully made existing activity time more vigorously active.
OSNAP featured on Afterschool Alliance’s blog, Afterschool Snack: Guest blog: Creating healthy spaces for kids during out of school time