Creating Healthier Environments: Strategies and Examples for Afterschool and Summer Programs, Including 21st Century Community Learning Centers


Expanding Minds and Opportunities: Leveraging the Power of Afterschool and Summer Learning for Student Success is a collection of articles on almost every aspect of afterschool and summer learning programs. In Section II. Expanding Skills and Horizons, written by our partners Crystal Weedall FitzSimons, Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs, Food Research and Action Center and Daniel W. Hatcher, Director of Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, highlight that afterschool and summer programs “play an important role in improving the health and nutritional well-being of our nation’s children.” Many kids today are considered obese, suffer from food insecurity or both. Afterschool and summer programs are part of the strategy to help alleviate those challenges.  Access the complete article, here