Standards for child and youth development programs
Supplement for OST Programming: Health and Wellness Definition
Children and youth who participate in Health and Wellness activities are prepared to make healthy choices and improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
While all Out-of-School Time (OST) programs are expected to support health and wellness, this supplement will apply when the programming and activities offered are specfically focused on promoting the health and wellness of children and youth. For example, programming might be designed to help children and youth: (1) make healthy food choices; (2) develop their fitness and athletic abilities; (3) improve mental and emotional wellness; and/or (4) avoid adverse health outcomes (e.g., substance use, teen pregnancy).
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Note: This is not a standalone Service Standard. Programs must also demonstrate implementation of CYD-OST.
Note: See CYD-OST 11 for health-related expectations that apply to all programs seeking accreditation. Please note that when opportunities for physical activity are limited to unstructured free play, programs will be covered by CYD-OST 11.03 instead of the standards addressing physical fitness in this supplement.
Note: Please see the CYD-OST Reference List for a list of resources that informed the development of these standards.