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Kids on the move: Afterschool programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity

The focus of this America After 3PM special report, "Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity," is on the role that afterschool programs are playing to support the health and wellness of their students. More specifically, this report will cover parents' expectations of afterschool programs to keep their child healthy and active, how satisfied parents are with the food and physical activity provided in their child's afterschool program, and existing opportunities to improve afterschool programs' nutritional and physical activity offerings. Given the high number of students in the U.S. who are living in households where consistent access to healthy food is a challenge, who are overweight or obese, or who are not getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity, this report also outlines strategies to help afterschool programs make even greater strides to address the health and wellness needs of their students and help our nation's children get healthy, stay healthy and lead healthier lives. (author abstract)
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