Voices for Healthy Kids supports policy changes that ensure all children will grow up at a healthy weight where they play.
Out-of-school time, often called afterschool or extended care, is much more than play time. Active play is a critical component to physical as well as social development. During the formative years of birth to five, children’s needs for healthy foods and active play grow as fast as they do.
This is why our focus is on setting kids up for success through good nutrition, limited screen time, and lots of fun and games that keep them moving.
We aim to secure public funding for technical assistance to assist out-of-school time programs to integrate Healthy Eating & Physical Activity (HEPA) standards into out-of-school time and/or child care licensing standards, rating systems, and programs such as recognition programs, accreditation programs, certification requirements.