Our Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment is an easy-to-use tool that will help you track what you are already doing to support health and wellness and highlight opportunities for growth and improvement. Want to check out the Assessment before you get started?  Download a Word or PDF version of our Assessment Tool.

The Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment will enable you to:

  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your site’s policies and practices for promoting healthy eating and physical activity
  • Develop an Action Plan for increasing opportunities for youth to eat healthier and move more

Involve your colleagues and other important stakeholders in identifying how you can make your site a healthy out-of-school time site


Why Use the Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment?

The Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment will help you and your team identify site-based strategies that provide youth at your site with the knowledge and skills to lead healthy lives.

Studies show that youth that eat healthier and move more:

  • Get better grades
  • Attend school more often
  • Have improved self-esteem, social-relationships, and leadership skills

The Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative and the National Afterschool Association Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Standards

The standards and practices included in the Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment are based on the National Afterschool Association's Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA). These standards were developed from the best available evidence of programs, policies, and practices shown to positively impact healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among youth.