5 Healthy Out-of-School Time Myths Busted — Episode 011

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on November 27, 2017

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In today’s episode, we chat with Ava DeBovis and Daniel Hatcher from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Alliance works with NRPA on Commit to Health — our program to increase healthy eating and physical activity during out-of-school time programs managed by park and recreation departments.

Ava and Daniel address common barriers park and recreation staff may feel when attempting to create healthier out-of-school time and provide easy and practical solutions for overcoming them. They use their mythbusting prowess to debunk:

  1. Healthy out-of-school time is too expensive.
  2. My staff won’t buy into healthy out-of-school time.  
  3. I don’t have time to change or implement new policies.
  4. My families are going to push back on healthy celebrations in lieu of “traditional” celebrations like cupcakes and pizza parties.
  5. I do not have enough support or resources to do healthy out-of-school time.

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