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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 physical activity in NC After-School 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 that want to be recognized for meeting the standards can apply for the Healthy Out-of-School Recognition Program.

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

Qualified out-of-school time programs:

  • Operate ten hours or more per week on an on-going basis.
  • 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 seasonal and track breaks.
  • Provide multiple activities.
  • 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

How to apply

Step 1: Register your program at Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Once registered:

Step 2: Complete the Healthy Out-of-School Time assessment for your site.

  • If you have questions about the assessment contact the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Member Engagement and Support Team.
  • Compare your results with the NC HOST minimum standards. If your program meets all of these standards, your program is qualified to apply for the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program

Step 3: Complete the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program application

Background

Assessment

NC HOST is partnering with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for the assessment. Click here to register your program at Alliance for a Healthier Generation and complete their Healthy Out-of-School Time assessment for your site.

Resources to meet the standards

COMING SOON – Recognized NC HOST Programs

Your out-of-school time program could be the first to be recognized in NC. Apply NOW!

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



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