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The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

A Big-Picture Approach to Wellness: Afterschool Supporting Strong Bodies and Minds

This issue brief focuses on the importance of taking a comprehensive approach to wellness that includes attention to social emotional health as well as healthy eating and physical activity. It then illustrates with examples how Out-of-School Time (OST) programs are well situated to be an integral component of initiatives that address the whole child and foster healthy habits that help children develop into healthy, happy, and capable adults.

Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Child and youth development
Promoting physical activity and wellbeing
Social Emotional Learning
Summer Learning
Program Design and Management
Publisher: 
Afterschool Alliance
Author: 
Afterschool Alliance
Resource Type: 
Length: 
7 pages
Publication Date: 
2018