• SEVEN SIMPLE GOALS

    Reduce Sugary Drinks

    Sugar-sweetened beverages are the top source of added sugar in kids' diets.

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  • SEVEN SIMPLE GOALS

    Serve Water Every Day

    Water keeps kids hydrated, is calorie-free, and is nearly cost-free from the tap.

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  • SEVEN SIMPLE GOALS

    Fruits & Vegetables

    Go for five or more fruits and vegetables (combined) each day.

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  • SEVEN SIMPLE GOALS

    Limit Screen Time

    Limit watching TV, playing video games, or surfing the web.

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  • SEVEN SIMPLE GOALS

    Eliminate Trans Fats

    The type of fat you eat is more important than the total amount of fat in your diet.

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  • SEVEN SIMPLE GOALS

    Increase Physical Activities

    Children need at least 60 minutes or more of physical activity every day.

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  • SEVEN SIMPLE GOALS

    Serve Whole Grains

    Whole grains contain fiber, vitamins, and healthy fats that can lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes.

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A Model for Change

Create healthy changes in out-of-school time.

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Assess Your Program

How close is your program to meeting the goals?

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Creating Healthy Spaces for Kids

Welcome to the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative (OSNAP) interactive website. This website will help guide you through the process of improving out of school time program practices and policies related to healthy foods, drinks, and physical activity. OSNAP aims to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Quick Start: Learn about the seven simple goals for nutrition and physical activity, and simple ways to get started making healthy changes at your program.

About: Learn more about the OSNAP Initiative,  the Food and Fun curriculum, and the Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center.

My OSNAP: Find what you need to evaluate and improve the opportunities children have to be physically active and eat healthfully at out of school programs.  The OSNAP model walks you through a step-by-step process to evaluate current practices, set goals, and track sustainability for your program.

Resources: Links programs to the Food & Fun Afterschool curriculum, including 11 teaching units to infuse healthy eating/drinking and physical activity into your program, as well as materials to communicate to parents about healthy eating and physical activity.

This website has been developed by the Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center to promote sustainable policy and environmental change in out of school time programs so children have the opportunity to be active and eat healthfully every day.