NC HOST

The NORTH CAROLINA HEALTHY OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME (NC HOST) PROGRAM 

In 2016, the North Carolina General Assembly recognized the role that out-of-school time programs have in encouraging healthier eating and physical activity through House Bill 1030/Session Law 2016-94, Section 12E.2. As a result, the North Carolina Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program (NC HOST) launched in April 2017. NC HOST offers a voluntary recognition for out-of-school time programs that meet a set of standards that are a subset of the National AfterSchool Association Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards (HEPA). 

Who is it for?: Any qualified out-of-school time program that wants to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity practices can apply for the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program. 

Qualified out-of-school time programs:

How do you get it?: Out-of-school time programs that want to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity practices can apply for the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program. 

Step 1: Register your program at Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Once registered:

Step 2: Complete the Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment for your site. 

Step 3: Complete the NC Healthy Out-of-School Time Recognition Program Application 

How is it used?: To guide the development of practices, policies and environments supportive of physical activity in NC Afterschool Programs. 

 

Resources:

North Carolina Health Out-of-School Time Recognition Program 

Healthy Out-of-School Time Framework 

Health Eating Resource

Physical Activity Resource

Youth Engagement Resource