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Table 3 Summary of included guidelines for PA and/or screen time in the after school period

From: A scoping review of physical activity and screen time guidelines for use in Outside School Hours Care

Year Reference Guideline Title Country of Origin Source Funding Aim of document Age Group
2018 National Afterschool Alliance The National Afterschool Alliance HEPA Standards 2.0 U.S. Government document available online National Afterschool Association “NAA adopted the HEPA standards to provide practical, comprehensive guidance for OST programs. The NAA HEPA Standards address food and beverage and physical activity content and quality, staff training, social supports (including staff role modelling, family engagement, and children’s social development), program support, and environmental support.” p. 3 Not specified
2018 Ontario Ministry of Education Before-And-After School Programs (Kindergarten to Grade 6) - Policies and Guidelines for School Boards Canada Government document available online Ministry for Education – Ontario, Canada “This document summarizes the provisions set out in the Education act and regulations for before-and-after school programs for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. It also sets out requirements with regard to reporting and program content for before-and-after school programs and additional considerations to support the implementation of these programs” p.1 Kindergarten – Grade 6
2014 Public Health Law Centre Minnesota Afterschool and OST - Best Practice Guidelines U.S. Public health document available online Public Health Law Centre at Williams Mitchell College of Law, Minnesota “Guidelines developed by national and regional experts to advance best practices for healthy eating and physical activity as part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent childhood obesity. The guidelines provide practical standards to help afterschool/OST programs: 1) improve the nutrition of snacks and meals; and 2) select activities and play spaces that will increase physical fitness.” p. 3 Not specified
2011 Ohio Afterschool Network and Ohio Department of Health Ohio Kids on the Move: Physical Activity Guidelines for Afterschool Programs U.S. Public health document available online Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Afterschool Network “These guidelines are not requirements, but are rather recommendations designed to support afterschool programs as they address the critical issue of childhood obesity. This document aims to identify and define the areas of physical activity in which staff and caregivers of children grades K− 12 can strive to gain” p.8 Not specified
2011 National Afterschool Alliance National Afterschool Association HEPA Standards U.S. Government document National Afterschool association “In 2011 the National Afterschool Association adopted standards for HEPA in Out-of-School time” p.1 Not specified
2010 Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health OSNAP U.S. University document from a prevention research centre available online YMCA of USA “The OSNAP goals for nutrition and physical activity aim to help program leaders create healthier out-of-school environments for children. They are based on current scientific evidence about healthy eating and physical activity and have been developed for out-of-school settings like sport programs and afterschool programs, and can easily be modified for full-day programs like summer camps.” p.1 In addition to this, it provides another resource on i5w website, called “Food and Fun program”, which outlines the same guidelines as set out by the OSNAP initiative. In published articles related to guidelines states children 5–12 years
2009 Californian Department of Educaiton California After School Physical Activity Guidelines U. S Government document available online n/a “… to make available to after school providers a resource for implementing physical activity in their after school programs” p. iv Not specified
2009 Move More After School Collaboration Move More North Carolina: Recommended standards for After School Physical Activity U.S. Government document available online North Carolina Cap WakeMed Boys and Girls Clubs - North Carolina, Alliance North Carolina Recreation and Park Association, North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund, North Carolina Public Health, East Carolina University, North Carolina Afterschool Coalition, North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Public Schools of North Carolina, North Carolina PTA “Move More North Carolina: Recommended Standards for After-School Physical Activity outlines recommendations for providing quality physical activity in North Carolina after-school programs. The standards are based on current research and expert opinion on how after-school programs can help young people move more. It will take many people working together to put the standards into practice in after-school programs across the state.” p. 2 States children and adolescents in introduction, but provides physical activity suggestions for elementary aged children
2008 New York State Department of Health Healthy Kids, Healthy New York - After-School initiative toolkit U.S. Public health document available online New York State Healthy Eating and PA Alliance – joint initiative between health department of NY and industry Model guidelines for use in after school settings as a way to improve PA and obesity rates in children in New York. Elementary and high school students
  1. U.S. United States, PA Physical Activity, NAA National Afterschool Association, HEPA Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, OSNAP Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, NY New York, YMCA Young Men’s Christian Association, OST Out of School Time, n/a Not available