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PART 3: The Afterschool Environment, Policies, and Programs: Suggestions for Improvemen

PART 3: The Afterschool Environment, Policies, and Programs: Suggestions for Improvement

The responses to the afterschool health index worksheet will help your program to identify and prioritize changes that will improve policies and programs for promoting physical activity and healthy eating. For each question, an answer of three indicates that your program probably addresses this issue already, and fairly comprehensively, so this may be an area of strength for your program. An answer of two or one indicates that some improvements could be made to your program in this area. An answer of zero indicates that this may be an issue you have not begun to address yet. Let the answers you have agreed upon guide your discussion regarding your program’s strengths and challenges.

Please list one or more strengths and challenges of your afterschool program in the areas of promoting healthy eating and physical activity.

Program Strengths:

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Program Challenges:

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For the challenges identified, list several possible actions your program could take to improve in those areas.

Recommended Action 1:

Recommended Action 2:

Recommended Action 3:

Recommended Action 4: