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North Carolina Healthy Out-of-School Time (NC HOST) Program


  • Who is it for?

    Any qualified out-of-school time program that wants to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity practices can apply for the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program.

  • How do you get it?

    Out-of-school time programs that want to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity practices can apply for the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program.

  • How is it used?

    To guide the development of practices, policies and environments supportive of healthy eating and physical activity in NC out-of-school time programs.

The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards developed by the National Institute for Out-of-School Time programs provide best practices for healthy eating and physical activity. Programs in North Carolina that want to be recognized for meeting the standards can apply for the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program.

Who is eligible to become a Healthy Out-of-School Time Program?

Qualified out-of-school time programs:

  • Provide regularly scheduled, structured and supervised activities where learning opportunities take place outside the typical school day.
  • Occur before school, after school, weekends, or during summer, seasonal and track breaks.
  • Include private and public programs operating in a variety of settings.
    • Programs settings include public facilities such as schools, libraries, parks and recreation, community centers, colleges and universities, as well as private facilities.
    • Providers include school districts, municipalities, national not-for profit organizations, local not-for-profit organizations, faith-based organizations and for-profit agencies.
  • Deliver activities to promote positive youth development which may include but are not limited to the following: academic support; educational enrichment; stem (science, technology, engineering and math), cultural and social development; recreation; sports; fitness and wellness

Out-of-school time programs that meet the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Standards are eligible for NC HOST recognition.

How to apply

Step 1: Complete the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time assessment.

Step 2: Complete the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time application

Background

Assessment

Click here to complete the Healthy Out-of-School Time assessment for your site.

Resources to meet the standards

Recognized NC HOST Programs

Afterschool programs included in this directory have earned the North Carolina Healthy Out of School Time (NC HOST) recognition. Congratulations to the afterschool programs and their teams for taking steps to improve the eating and physical activity behaviors of the youth enrolled in their programs.

  • Lee County 4-H Summer “STEAM” Program
    2420 Tramway Road
    Sanford, NC 27332
    Recognition earned: May 21, 2018
    Recognition level: Silver
  • ourBRIDGE for KIDS Afterschool
    3925 Willard Farrow Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28215
    Recognition earned: May 21, 2018
    Recognition level: Gold

If you have questions about NC HOST, please contact NCHOST@eatsmartmovemorenc.com.



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