Quality Element 5: Health & Well-being

/Quality Element 5: Health & Well-being
Quality Element 5: Health & Well-being 2019-02-07T15:57:52-05:00



A quality program supports and promotes the social and emotional needs of youth, is committed to diversity, tolerance and inclusion, and provides opportunities for youth to be physically active and learn and practice healthy habits.


Featured Resource

The Afterschool Guide to Creating Outstanding Indoor Games

No outdoor space or the weather is not cooperating?  No problem! This guide from the National Afterschool Association provides over 30 games to get youth moving and engaged while staying inside.


Bicycle Rodeo Toolkit Safe Routes to School

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Clemson University

Grades 3-5 Enrichment Zone Curriculum National Afterschool Association

Grades K-2 Enrichment Zone Curriculum National Afterschool Association

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (Resources and Training)

Power Up for 30 – Georgia SHAPE

Get Active: Be Healthy Afterschool Toolkit Afterschool Alliance

A How-To Guide for Summer Food Sponsors on Purchasing High-Quality Summer Meals – Food and Research Action Center

The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying (book)  Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Georgia Local Food Procurement Guide for Child Nutrition Programs – Georgia Organics

Activity Calendars –SHAPE America

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate – USDA

99 Ways to Make Your After-School Program Even Healthier – CANFIT

Food and Fun Afterschool (Resources & Tools)

Get Fit & Flourish: Enhanced Physical Activity Manual – Illinois Public Health Institute

Trevor Project’s Lifeguard Workshop

An Exploration of Social Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time (Recorded Webinar)  Grantmakers for Education

Understanding Gender Identity in Young People: A Briefing Paper for Afterschool Programs – Temescal Associates

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards – Afterschool Alliance


Research & Best Practices

Kids on the Move: Afterschool Programs Promoting  Healthy Eating and Physical Activity – Afterschool Alliance

Effective Practices to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning in the Middle and High School Years (Recorded Webinar) – Afterschool Alliance

Social and Emotional Learning Practices: A Self-Reflection Tool for Afterschool Staff (Toolkit) –American Institutes for Research

Bullying Prevention in Out-of-School and Afterschool Settings Center for Safe Schools and Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network

What Every Parent Should Know about Bullying – Center for Safe Schools and Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network

Assessing Stress in Children and Youth: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners – Child Trends

Before/After School Programs (Factsheet) – HealthMPowers

Family and Community Engagement (Factsheet) – HealthMPowers

At-Risk Afterschool Meals: A Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbook –USDA

The Impact of After-School Programs That Promote Personal and Social Skills  Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

The In-School and Afterschool Social and Emotional Learning Connection: A Planning Tool – American Institutes of Research

Linking Schools and Afterschool Through Social and Emotional Learning – American Institutes of Research


Professional Development

Webinars on Breakfast, Afterschool, and Summer Meals – Food and Research Action Center

Bullying in Out-of-School Time Programs: Tips for Youth-Serving Professionals and Volunteers – stopbullying.gov

Six Tips for Teaching Social and Emotional Skills After School – Edutopia