Healthy Food in OST - Health Promotion Council

Healthy Food Makes
Healthy Kids
Training for OST Sites
Presented by
Out-of-School Time Partnership Initiative
Health Promotion Council
Stand up if……
Why Out-of-School
Potential to improve the environment for 20,000
Philadelphia youth in OST programs every year
Less structure than school day
Youth get up to 3 meals a day away from home.
40% of youth are overweight or obese in Philadelphia.
Ten Healthy Living Guidelines
for OST
• Reflect national best policies and practices to
make it easier for youth to make healthy choices
and maintain a healthy weight.
• Guidelines improve the OST environment and
reflect conditions that sites can control.
Child Obesity in Philadelphia
Oak lane,
Far Northeast
Bridesburg, Richmond,
Improve the OST Environment to
Prevent Overweight and Obesity
Obesity does not guarantee health problems, but it:
• Increases risk for 20 major diseases
– Obese youth, ages 5-20
• 60% had one cardiovascular risk factor, like high blood
• 25 % had two cardiovascular risk factors
F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011
Sugary Drinks
Are You Pouring on the Pounds?
(NYC Health Dept. Anti-Soda Ads)
•Do You Drink 93 Sugar Packets a Day?
•Man Eating Sugar
•Man Drinking Fat
PSA on Sugar-Loaded Beverages
(Seattle & King County Public Health Dept.)
•Glass of Sugar
How Much Sugar in a Can of Cola?
•Teaspoons of Sugar
Six OST HealthyLiving Food and Nutrition
Aim to create a food environment where
healthy food is eaten and served
OST Healthy Living Food and Nutrition
Guideline 1:*:
OST program does not serve or allow
sugary drinks
• Youth consume an average
of 300 calories per day of
sugar-sweetened beverages
which is about 2 cans of
soda or 20 teaspoons of
sugar a day.
* mandatory starting July, 2012
Each cube = 1 teaspoon sugar
Sugary drinks
Sugar sweetened beverage consumption:
• contributes to excess weight
• contributes to tooth decay
• replaces milk consumption, and is associated with lower
bone mineral density and increased fractures in girls
• Do You Drink 93 Sugar Packets a Day?
Image created by Tri-county Department of Health, Colorado
GuidelineFN 2 *:
Safe, fresh drinking water is available to
youth at all times, indoors and outdoors,
including field trips.
• Water must be available for consumption, but
does not replace snack or supper meal
• Lots of resources in
the toolkit
OST Healthy Living Food and Nutrition
Guideline 3:
• Each OST provider adopts a comprehensive strategy to
improve the food environment during OST, reflecting food
service requirements, community perspectives, and good
nutrition by:
eliminating outside food,
allowing food in the program that reflects recommended
health and nutrition principles, for example, the Dietary
Guidelines for Americans 2010.
Dietary Guidelines 2010: Summary
“A healthy eating pattern limits intake of sodium, solid
fats, added sugars, and refined grains and emphasizes
nutrient-dense foods and beverages - vegetables, fruits,
whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk
products,seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, beans and
peas, and nuts and seeds.”
Source: USDA Dietary Guidelines, 2010: Executive Summary.
What should we serve?
Fruits and Vegetables
Breads or crackers with whole grains
Lean meats
Low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese
Beans and Rice
Low-sugar items
OST Healthy Living Food and Nutrition
Guideline 4:
 A pleasant social environment is
provided during scheduled
meals and snacks, encouraging
social interaction, conversation,
and positive eating behaviors.
Promoting Healthy Behaviors
• Scheduled meals and
• Set clear expectations
for mealtime behaviors
– Socialization and
– Practice table manners
– Clean-up
– Don’t rush, enjoy
Promoting Healthy Behaviors
• Offer regularly scheduled meals and snacks
• Encourage youth to try new foods- don’t force
• Trust children’s appetite– Don’t force them to eat or finish
– Let them eat if they are still hungry
• Never reward youth with foods, especially
non-nutritious foods.
Division of Responsibility, E. Satter
OST Healthy Living Food and Nutrition
Guideline 5:
OST programs that offer
nutrition education use
credible nutrition materials
from non-profit, federal,
state or city agencies.
Educational materials with
food company logos or
advertising are not to be
Nutrition Education can be fun!
Portion Distortion
Do You Know
How Food Portions
Have Changed in
the Past 20 Years?
Portion Distortion
OST Food and Nutrition Guideline 6:
The OST program serves meals and
snacks in a clean and safe
environment, at proper serving
temperatures, in compliance with the
Philadelphia Department of Public
Health Office of Food Protection
Food and Nutrition Guidelines
• Safe food handling is critical to prevent food borne illnesses, and the
spread of infectious diseases.
• Good hand washing habits should be taught and supported in OST
Educational resources
Training Power Points
Parent and Staff
Geographic Information
System Maps (GIS)
Healthy Food Breakouts
• Planning a healthy celebration
• Planning a fundraiser with healthy food
• Engaging parents and families around healthy
• Choosing a food policy that works for your site
• Improving foods served in OST
Technical Assistance
As a result of today’s session
• I plan to ………………… my OST site
Contact Information
For more information contact:
• Lauren Williams, Program Coordinator, Health Promotion
[email protected]
• Robin Rifkin, Program Manager, Health Promotion Council
[email protected]
Healthy Kids Healthy Communities
OST Partnership

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