NIOST Researcher participates in White House Let's Move! meeting
August 20, 2013
Along with representatives of several other national organizations, Hall discussed the valuable role of out-of-school time (OST) programs in supporting children's wellness through improving physical activity and healthy eating during the OST hours.
Momentum for building OST's role in supporting childhood wellness springs from NIOST's work on developing new standards for physical activity and healthy eating in January 2011, along with colleagues from the YMCA of the USA and University of Massachusetts at Boston. The standards were adopted by the National AfterSchool Association in April 2011. NIOST is co-founder of the Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) Coalition and has received support for its work on childhood obesity prevention from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Active Living and Healthy Eating Research divisions.