Healthy Kids Hub Resources

Millions of children benefit from out-of-school-time programs. The dedicated leaders behind these programs have a unique opportunity to help children learn healthy habits that will stick with them into adulthood. Healthy Kids Out of School helps busy program leaders and coaches promote three healthy behaviors during their programs:

  • Drink Right: Choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Move More: Boost movement and physical activity
  • Snack Smart: Fuel up on fruits and vegetables

Resources for…

Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
4-H
Youth Sports
Afterschool Programs

 

Girl Scouts

Earn the Strong Girls Healthy Meeting patch
Get started with the leader's packet.

Request Strong Girls Healthy Meeting patches.

MORE RESOURCES
Quick, Healthy Snack Ideas
Letter to Troop Parents

 

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of America has adopted the SCOUTStrong Healthy Unit Award!
Visit the Award’s web page on Scouting.org for materials and success stories.

 

4-H

Take on the 4th H for Health Challenge
Get started with the leader's packet.

MORE RESOURCES
4th H for Health FAQ
4th H for Health Certificate
4th H for Health Curriculum
Quick, Healthy Snack Ideas
Letter to Club Parents

 

Youth Sports

Coaching Healthy Habits Quick Guide
Ways to bring Coaching Healthy Habits to your sports organization.

3 Plays for a Healthy Team
Tips for coaches and parents to create healthy practices.

5 Ways Water Wins - also available in Spanish (Español)
Five reasons water is the best drink for your players.

Healthy Fuel for Healthy Athletes - also available in Spanish (Español)
Suggestions for fueling up before, during, and after practices and games.

3 Steps to a Healthier Concession Stand
Tips for offering healthier concessions for players and fans.

 

Afterschool Programs

Healthy Kids Out of School Curriculum
The Healthy Kids Out of School Curriculum is a set of nutrition and physical activity lesson plans for afterschool and youth programs. Over seven sessions, leaders will take kids through fun activities to help them drink water, snack on fruits and vegetables, and get more physical activity.

MORE RESOURCES
Grocery Store Partnership Toolkit based on Snack It Up, a pilot project that helped out-of-school-time programs serve healthy snacks by offering discounts on fruits and vegetables at grocery stores
Quick, Healthy Snack Recipes
Taste Test Activity