Out-of-School Time

Out-of-school time settings, such as academic, athletic, or multi-purpose programs and off-campus community learning centers or recreation centers, are great places to teach or reinforce healthy habits.   

Healthier Generation’s Healthy-Out-of-School Time Initiative can help you create stimulating, healthy environments that help kids eat better and move more in ways that support their social, emotional, and academic development. Guided by the latest research, best practices in youth development, and lessons learned from local implementation, Healthier Generation offers you a framework to create lasting change.

More than 3,500 out-of-school time providers are already making healthy changes with Healthier Generation.

Your site or program could be next! Get started with the Healthy Out-of-School Time Wellness Policy Implementation Guide or by exploring the topics below. 

Youth Development

Explore ways to help youth develop healthy habits by providing engaging and supportive learning opportunities

Physical Activity

Discover ways to incorporate physical activity into your out-of-school time program

Healthy Eating

Learn how to provide healthy food options and nutrition education at your out-of-school time site or program