Key activities of CTAN BOOST to date have included:
- Identification of four key policy recommendations for promoting children’s health
- Implementation of an asset mapping workshop to identify current best practices to promote physical activity, healthy eating and SEL in the OST program setting
- Co-learning and capacity building with a cohort of 10 OST program sites from central Texas via a series of three participatory action workshops.
- Development of a “Menu of Options” for activities to promote child health.
- Formation of a CTAN BOOST action planning committee comprised of community leaders
The 4 key recommendations
of CTAN BOOST
are that Out of School Time (OST) programs provide:
30 minutes of physical activity for 1/2 day programming or 60 minutes for full day.
Feeding children healthy snacks after school
Social & Emotional Learning
Programs support an inclusive and cooperative environment.
Staff who model healthy behaviors and positive interpersonal skills.
Co-learning and capacity building with a cohort of 10 OST program sites from central Texas via a series of three participatory action workshops. Workshops have included opportunities for OST program leaders to develop action plans and exchange of best practices for 'boosting' the OST environment for child physical activity, healthy eating and SEL.
the uniqueness of each OST program site, recognizing that there are many
ways to foster children's healthy development.
In building from the creativity, innovativeness, and collaborative
spirit of our OST program leader participants,
CTAN BOOST aims to provide a venue for identifying and sharing
best practices while building OST capacity for promoting child
health. A special thanks to all who have participated to date!
participatory action workshop and
recognition ceremony for participating OST sites will be held
in April or May of 2016
Please stay tuned for next steps!!
to support you in enhancing the health environment at your program site:
Action Planning Committee
Members and Leaders
Dell Valle ISD Enrichment Program
4-H Capital Project/Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
UT School of Public Health-Austin
Center Coordinator at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living