Physical Activity Trainings

Explore these opportunities for training and professional development on physical activity.

TitleTraining TypeDescription
Building Healthy Out-of-School TimeCourseWhat does healthy out-of-school time look like? Are there national standards for healthy eating and physical activity? This virtual lesson is an on-demand training that will introduce you to national standards for healthy eating and physical activity in out-of-school time settings. The lesson will help you get acquainted with tools and resources created by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to help you achieve your site’s wellness goals.
Call to Action: Celebrations, Rewards and Fundraisers, OH MY!Video
Growing the Movement: Cultivating Change-Makers for HealthCourseAnyone can help grow a movement. Learn how the Alliance has the answers and the tools you need to create healthy changes in your community. We can help guide you and your organization to cultivate change makers for health and grow the movement. Be sure to turn off your pop-up blocker as this training launches in a new window. Take the Next Step and Update Your Assessment!
Recorded Webinar Series | Healthy Kids Healthy KansasCurriculumOut-of-school time settings are the places where kids spend their time before and after school, during school breaks, and over the summer. These are prime environments where youth can be encouraged to eat healthier and move more. This is a recorded webinar series on Activating Afterschool - One Physical Activity at a Time, Creating a Culture of Healthy Eating in Out-of-School Time and Sustaining Out-of-School Time by Engaging Families and the Community.

Recorded Webinar: The HG Store with Amazon Business Smart Shopping for Smart SnacksVideoThis recorded webinar shares information on our newest solution to help staff, communities, students and vendors more easily identify and access items that align with the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Standards (HEPA). On this webinar we covered details surrounding the Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business – including why it was created, who can use it, and what activities it can support – as well as demonstrate how shopping in the store works.
Activating Afterschool - One Physical Activity at a TimeVideoOut-of-school time settings are the places where kids spend their time before and after school, during school breaks, and over the summer. These are prime environments where youth can be encouraged to eat healthier and move more. This is a recorded webinar series on Activating Afterschool - One Physical Activity at a Time, Creating a Culture of Healthy Eating in Out-of-School Time and Sustaining Out-of-School Time by Engaging Families and the Community.
Supporting Child Care Providers: Healthier Generation Store with Amazon BusinessVideoNo matter where your youth-serving organization is located, you can now easily access healthier snacks and beverages that align with the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating Standards (HEPA) as well as the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Pattern. Ready to learn more? Watch this recorded webinar on demand, hosted by Healthier Generation, Amazon Business, and Jump IN for Healthy Kids. The webinar explores the Healthier Generation Store with Amazon Business. We answered questions about why it was created, who can use it, and what activities it can support, as well as provided info specifically for early child care providers.
Creating a Culture of Healthy Eating in Out-of-School TimeVideoOut-of-school time settings are the places where kids spend their time before and after school, during school breaks, and over the summer. These are prime environments where youth can be encouraged to eat healthier and move more. This is a recorded webinar series on Activating Afterschool - One Physical Activity at a Time, Creating a Culture of Healthy Eating in Out-of-School Time and Sustaining Out-of-School Time by Engaging Families and the Community.
Nutrition is the Core to Your Curriculum!CourseLearn how to successfully implement a nutrition education curriculum at your out-of-school time site today! Participants will be able to: choose and implement an appropriate nutrition education curriculum that supports the needs and constraints of your out-of-school time program; identify the role that good nutrition and healthy eating play in the well-being of youth; identify the role nutrtion education plays in increasing participation and the likelihood that youth will take and accept healthy options. Take the Next Step and Update Your Assessment!
Recorded Webinar: Culture of Wellness - End of Year Preparation (Healthy Out-of-School Time)VideoRecorded webinar for Boys & Girls Clubs of America Triple Play grantees (as mentioned in your LOA) on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 2:00pm EST. Hosted by BGCA partners at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, this webinar will focus on preparing for summer programing, continuing action planning, and connecting you to resources that will help make a difference at your Club. Please ensure that at least one member of your team is registered for the webinar.
Sustaining Out-of-School Time by Engaging Families and the CommunityVideoOut-of-school time settings are the places where kids spend their time before and after school, during school breaks, and over the summer. These are prime environments where youth can be encouraged to eat healthier and move more. This is a recorded webinar series on Activating Afterschool - One Physical Activity at a Time, Creating a Culture of Healthy Eating in Out-of-School Time and Sustaining Out-of-School Time by Engaging Families and the Community.
Afterschool Roll Call!VideoDo you promote healthy role modeling in your program? Does your staff “walk the talk” by drinking water, eating fruit as a snack, or participating in physical activity programming time? If your first thought was, no or sometimes, then this training is for you! Join Healthier Generation for tips to promote healthy role modeling, tools to help implement staff wellness, and resources that support implementing the National AfterSchool Association’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity standards for Program and Social Support.
Healthy Schools Academy Out-of-School Time RefresherVideoThis webinar provides a refresher on the material covered at the Healthy Schools Academy Training of Trainers that took place in February 2018 in Atlanta, GA. This recorded webinar provides a comprehensive review of school and out-of-school time (OST) partnerships that support student and staff wellness in before and afterschool programs, OST standards for healthy eating and physical activity, tools for assessing and action planning, as well as resources for implementation. This training provides the state teams with facilitation resources and tools to prepare for Healthy Schools Academy professional development trainings.
It’s an Afterschool Special! - Healthier Snacks and Meals through CACFPVideoDid you know that there are federal nutrition programs that provide funding to programs to serve meals and snacks to children when the school day ends? These programs are critical for supporting children’s health and academic achievement. Afterschool programs that participate in CACFP give children and teens the nutrition they need, and draw them into enrichment activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning. This training will demonstrate how your program(s) can receive funding to start serving healthy snacks and meals this year!
Fostering Belonging Through Physical ActivityCourseOut-of-school-time programming is an opportunity to encourage physical activity that can promote children’s social and emotional health. This training explores how physical activity can directly support children's social, emotional and academic development. Participants will take away resources and simple strategies for integrating physical activity during transition time to and from out-of-school programming.
Celebrations, Rewards and Fundraisers, OH MY! 2.0Curriculum

Where are foods and beverages being served and offered at your school or site? Fundraising? Celebrations? Are these places supporting the message you are trying to send by offering healthier options in your cafeteria or at meal or snack times? Sending a consistent message about good nutrition and healthy eating is important wherever kids access foods and beverages.

Objectives:

Identify three non-food celebration ideas.

Identify three alternatives to using food as a reward.

Identify three non-food fundraising ideas.

Recorded Webinar: Culture of Wellness Girls in SportsVideoJoin the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to learn how to engage more girls in physical activity in afterschool and summer programming. During this time we will review resources from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as upcoming campaigns from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to get girls excited about physical activity and healthy habits. Presenters include Ava DeBovis, National Network Manager and Kharimasud Olufemi, Director Youth Development Services.
Pre-Test: Celebrations, Rewards and Fundraisers, OH MY!TestPlease complete this pre-test which will determine baseline knowledge and preparedness for this course of study.
Nuts, Shrimp, and Milk: What Do They Have In Common?CourseGeneral overview of food allergies (focusing on the Big 8) and considerations when selling, serving, or offering food and beverages. Take the Next Step and Update Your Assessment!
Creating Environments Where Social Emotional Learning Comes into Play!EventDon’t miss this opportunity to meet Healthier Generation’s NEW Social Emotional Health Senior National Advisor, Elizabeth Cook!

Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps students in schools and out-of-school (OST) time programs integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal  with the conflicts and challenges that they encounter each day. Healthy eating and physical activity opportunities introduce chances to develop these skills. Whether students are engaging with each other during breakfast in the classroom, participating in recess or an afterschool running club, or taste testing new foods in school or afterschool, social emotional learning comes in to play. Join us as we explore ways to infuse social emotional learning competencies into schools and OST environments. Leave with tools and resources designed to keep the students in your schools and districts moving and improving their fitness, while mastering the knowledge and skills they need to be socially and emotionally fit for life!  
Afterschool Staff Roll Call!EventDo you promote healthy role modeling in your program? Does your staff “walk the talk” by drinking water, eating fruit as a snack, or participating in physical activity programming time? If your first thought was, no or sometimes, then this session is for you! Join Healthier Generation for an interactive webinar on tips to promote healthy role modeling, tools to help implement staff wellness, and resources that support implementing the National AfterSchool Association’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity standards for Program and Social Support.
Healthy Schools Academy Out-of-School Time RefresherEventThe purpose of this webinar is to provide a refresher on the material covered at the Healthy Schools Academy Training of Trainers that took place in February 2018 in Atlanta, GA. This webinar will provide a comprehensive review of school and out-of-school time (OST) partnerships that support student and staff wellness in before and afterschool programs, OST standards for healthy eating and physical activity, tools for assessing and action planning, as well as resources for implementation. This interactive session will provide the state teams with facilitation resources and tools to prepare for Healthy Schools Academy professional development trainings.   
Fresh from the Farm – Farm to School (F2S) and Out-of-School (OST)EventThe opportunities for serving local foods in schools and out-of-school time programs are plentiful. Students will love the idea of eating items, grown in their own backyard. Not only can local foods help to increase the amount of healthy foods served, schools and sites can serve local foods in all types of programs – Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), and National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP). Join us as we discuss F2S, what resources can be utilized by your OST program to begin serving snacks and meals, and strategies to engage partners in implementing F2S. Plus, success stories from the field. Don’t miss out on the many possibilities to provide teach students through an F2S program and serve them healthier snacks.
Getting to Know the Healthy Out-of-School Time Tools and ResourcesEventNew to Healthy Out-of-School Time or just need a refresher? Join us for an interactive and guided walkthrough of the tools and resources available on our website.  We will practice navigating the website and help continue your journey to create a healthier out-of-school time environment.
Take 15: Healthy Holiday TipsEventJoin Jason and Stephanie with Healthier Generation for a fun and interactive 15 minute session that will inspire and prepare your school community to create a healthy holiday environment for students and staff. During this session, we will discuss the importance of consistent healthy messaging and provide opportunities to get everyone moving and eating healthy during the holiday season. We will also be highlighting our Healthier Generation Wellness Challenge to get everyone in the holiday spirit!