Out of School Settings
Kids spend time in various settings before and after school, in the summer and during other school breaks. These are key environments to help support the healthy development of kids and to encourage healthy habits. Below you will find two types of resources to support a healthy out-of-school time setting:
- Options and resources to make lasting policies and environmental changes to support healthy kids
- Resources to host your own 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® campaign
Policy and Environment Change
It is important that wherever kids live, learn and play that they experience healthy environments and healthy role models. There are lots of ways to support physical activity and provide healthy food options. Through a policy or environmental change you can ensure lasting impact on the health of the kids served.
How to Make Change
The resources below are based on best practice standards developed by national experts and were designed to help you make a healthy out-of-school environment.
- Pre-Assessment – Complete this assessment to identify areas you are already doing well in to promote a healthy lifestyle and identify areas of improvement.
- Menu of Healthy Standards – Review and select standards to help promote healthy living in your setting.
- Key Strategies for Healthy Out-of-School Settings – Utilize these tips and resources when developing a healthy environment.
If you serve kids in Cass, Colfax, Douglas, Sarpy or Otoe Counties, a program coordinator is available to partner with you to make change and to host your own campaign. Sign up here or contact your local 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® leader in the Go Getters! section.
Get Started: 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Out of School Materials
- Age-based Lessons and Activities – Individual Activity Sheets, Group Activities, Lessons, and Games
- Large Group Activities – Challenges and Assemblies
- Parent Resources – Education Documents for Families (most available in English and Spanish)
- Brain Blasters – Brief Physical Activities Breaks
- Promotional Messaging & Visuals – Announcements, Social Media, Newsletter Content, Posters, and Teaching Aids
- Additional Resources – Websites, Supporting Curriculum, and Book List
Guidelines for Use
Non-profits, schools, and governmental organizations can use the message and materials for healthy lifestyle and obesity prevention activities. The message is to be used for charitable, educational purposes and programs for children and families. CHI Health holds a license with CLOCC to use this message in Nebraska and Western Iowa. All materials available are approved by CLOCC and available for free for use in this area. Materials cannot be modified without prior approval. Please read the full Guidelines for Use.