[Educator-Gold] MEDICAL: CONDITIONS: OBESITY : EDUCATION K-12 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Combatting Obesity: After-School Programs Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

 

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MEDICAL: CONDITIONS: OBESITY :

EDUCATION K-12 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

Combatting Obesity: After-School Programs
Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

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Combatting Obesity: After-School Programs
Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity

By Elaine Korry

August 12, 2016

Youth Today

https://youthtoday.org/2016/08/combatting-obesity-after-school-
programs-promote-healthy-eating-and-physical-activity/

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/jbusfem

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Robert Hill knows firsthand what its like to be an overweight child. I grew up hating physical activity and only eating foods that tasted good to me, he said. With no one to guide him about healthy food choices, Hill became morbidly obese by the time he was a teenager. Like many overweight young people, he was shunned by his classmates and bullied.

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Hill is now healthy and fit, having had gastric bypass surgery when he was 19. But his early experiences have stayed with him, informing the way he works to prevent childhood obesity today. In his current job as the director of youth wellness programs at the YMCA of South Florida, Hill incorporates exercise and good nutrition standards into after-school and summer programs.

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There was a girl, 8 years old, named Marie. She was obese and had just been diagnosed as pre-diabetic, recalled Hill. Maries mother was desperate for solutions, so Hill helped her enrolled in an exercise and nutrition program called YFit. Weight is never measured in Hills programs, but Maries mother reported that her daughter quickly made progress. She lost two pounds in a week, just getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day, said Hill.

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Standards for healthy eating and physical activity in OST

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In 2011, the National AfterSchool Association adopted standards for healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) in out-of-school time.

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Far from simply outlawing candy or soda, the standards comprise a comprehensive approach to instilling lifelong healthy habits by addressing everything from staff modeling and curriculum to social supports. Among the best practices outlined in the guidelines:

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Programs will not serve fried, sweetened or salty foods, or those containing trans fat; no posters or advertisements promoting unhealthy foods are allowed.

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Food is not used as a reward or a punishment; holiday and birthday celebrations do not include unhealthy foods.

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Staff are trained in good nutrition; they eat the daily program snack or meal with the children and discuss the benefits of healthy food choices.
Parents are educated about healthy eating and receive guidelines about good food choices their kids may bring to the program; they are encouraged to support healthy eating habits at home.

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Programs do not allow access to movies or television, and limit digital devices to those used for homework, used less than one hour per day.

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Programs spend at least 20 percent of their time (typically 30 to 60 minutes) in moderate to vigorous physical activity, outdoors whenever possible, including aerobic, bone- and muscle-strengthening exercises.
Californias national model

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Now, in an effort that could become a legislative model, California has launched a recognition program called DASH (Distinguished After School Health) to encourage the states 4,400 publicly funded OST programs to voluntarily adopt HEPA standards. Applications have been reviewed by the California Department of Education (CDE), and certifications will be issued this summer.

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More than 200 schools applied for recognition, according to assistant communications director Robert Oakes. As far as CDE can determine, if this is not the first such program nationally, its certainly a pioneering effort, said Oakes.

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Additional Topics Covered in This Article

A national epidemic

OST commits to healthy living

Healthy snacks and drinks

Standards for healthy eating and physical activity in OST

Californias national model

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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