4/3/2012. Filed under Press Releases, Publications.
Find the latest research in "Healthy Eating in Out-of-School Time" (available for free download), authored by researchers Jean Wiecha, associate professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; Georgia Hall, senior research scientist at NIOST; Ellen Gannett, NIOST director; and Barbara Roth, national director of youth and family programs at the YMCA of the USA. This paper is the result of interviews conducted by NIOST researchers and study partners with 17 key out-of-school time organizations that provide, coordinate, or improve services, or that conduct policy or advocacy work on behalf of large provider networks. The authors explore leaders' perceptions of the role of guidelines, the barriers, and the supports related to healthier eating during the out-of-school time hours.
Research was conducted through a grant from the Active Living Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, awarded to NIOST in January 2010.