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Working with After School ProgramsSHAPE WorkshopsSpring 2008Nancy Gelbard California Department of EducationAfter School Programs Office

5/16/08

a look at
A look at….
  • What is the current size/scope of the CDE’s After School programs?
  • What is in statute on After School programs about nutrition and physical activity?
  • What is CDE doing to support local programs in providing healthy food and physically active after school environments?
  • How to work with after school programs
what is the current size scope of as programs in california
What is the current size/scope of AS programs in California?
  • As a result of Proposition 49, California’s after school programs has seen significant growth.
  • A reminder of the size of “the field”….
california s after school programs
California’s After SchoolPrograms
  • After School Education and Safety Program (state funds)
    • $122 million (2005-06)
    • Prop. 49 added $428 million (2006-07) for total of $550 million from state funds
    • $550 million (2007-2008)
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (federal)
    • $131 million (2006-07)
    • $129 million (2007-08)

ASES and 21st CCLC numbers:

    • Approximately 4000 schools
what is in statute about after school snacks senate bill 638 torlakson chapter 380 statutes of 2005
What is in Statute about After School Snacks?Senate Bill 638 (Torlakson), Chapter 380, Statutes of 2005
  • Education Code Section 8482.3 (2d)

“snacks made available through a program shall conform with nutrition standards in Article 2.5, commencing with Section 49430Chapter 9 of Part 27.”

  • Translation  comply with the requirements put forth in Senate Bills 12 (food standards) and 965 (beverage standards).
and more on access to healthy foods
And More on Access to Healthy Foods
  • Education Code Section 8483.1(c) “

“Every before school program …established pursuant to this article shall offer a breakfast meal as described by Section 49553”

 49553. (a) A nutritionally adequate meal, for the purposes of this article, is a breakfast …. as defined in Section 49531 that qualifies for reimbursement under the federal child nutrition program regulations.

guidance materials healthy snacks project
Guidance Materials ~ Healthy Snacks Project

Expected outcome of the After School Healthy Snacks Project:

  • Provide tools/resources for California’s state-funded after school programs (the “field”) to implement a high quality, nutritious, safe, comprehensive snack program.

 www.californiaafterschool.org

  • Provide training for the field using these tools/resources.
working with the experts to distill best thinking snack steering committee
Working with the experts to distill best thinking(Snack Steering Committee)
  • CA Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program
  • CA Food Policy Advocates
  • CA School Nutrition Association
  • Center for Collaborative Solutions
  • Children Now
  • Samuels and Associates
  • UC Berkeley Center for Wt and Health
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Sequoias
  • After-School All Stars
  • The Children’s Initiative
  • Bridges After School Program
  • Ambrose Recreation and Park District
  • CA Dept. of Education (NSD, School Health)
  • CA Dept. of Public Health (CA LEAN, Nutr Network)
things to keep in mind about snacks
Things to Keep in Mind about Snacks

Snacks served through federally reimbursable programs:

must meet both the federal component requirements and the California nutrition standards

ASES and 21st CCLC funding can be used to augment reimbursable snacks

Provides an avenue to improve the snack quality and quantity

Funding from the federally reimbursable snack can be used as part of required ASES match

what is in statute about physical activity in asp
What is in statute about physical activity in ASP?

Senate Bill 638 (Torlakson), Chapter 380, Statutes of 2005

  • Education Code Section 8482.3 “…..a program established pursuant to this article shall consist of the following……:

(c2) “An educational enrichment element, that may include, but need not be limited to, fine arts, career technical education, recreation, physical fitness and prevention activities ….”

what is in statute about physical activity in asp con t
What is in statute about physical activity in ASP?(Con’t)
  • Education Code Section 8484.8

“(2A)Training and support shall include, but not limited to, the development and distribution of voluntary guidelines for physical activity programs, established pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 8482.3, that expand the learning opportunities of the school day.

(B) The department shall distribute these voluntary guidelines for physical activity programs on or before July 1, 2009.”

guidance materials as physical activity project
Guidance Materials ~ AS Physical Activity Project

Expected outcome of the After School Physical Activity Project:

  • Core guidelines will serve as the foundation of the AS Physical Activity implementation manual
  • Implementation manual will bring the core guidelines to life by providing tools, resources, and implementation strategies.

 www.californiaafterschool.org

working with the experts to distill best thinking physical activity expert panel
Working with the Experts to Distill Best Thinking(Physical Activity Expert Panel)
  • CA Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program:

Arnell Hinkle)

  • CAHPERD: Dianne Wilson-Graham
  • CA Physical Education-Health Project: Susan Wilkinson
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Sarah Lee (served as reviewer)
  • Indio Youth Task Force: Gale Gorke
  • Prevention Institute: Manal Aboelata
  • Samuels and Associates: Sarah Samuels
  • San Diego State University: James Sallis
  • San Jose State University: Gregory Payne
  • UCLA School of Public Health: Toni Yancey
  • CA Dept. of Public Health: Lisa Cirill
working with the experts to distill best thinking physical activity steering committee
Working with the Experts to Distill Best Thinking(Physical Activity Steering Committee)
  • Action for Health Kids
  • CA Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness Program
  • CAHPERD
  • CA Physical Education-Health Project
  • Center for Collaborative Solutions
  • Samuels and Associates
  • San Diego County Office of Education
  • Stanislaus County Office of Education
  • UCLA School of Public Health
  • CA Dept. of Education ( School Health)
  • CA Dept. of Public Health (CA Center for PA, CA LEAN)
  • Beaumont Unified School District
  • City of Turlock
  • YMCA of Santa Clara Valley
key concepts in developing tools
Key Concepts in Developing Tools
  • It is our intent for both the Healthy Snacks and Physical Activity Projects to:
    • build and expand upon existing work already done at the national, state and local levels
    • link and coordinatewith others in the field
    • not to duplicate what’s already been done!!!
categorical program monitoring cpm
Categorical Program Monitoring(CPM)
  • After School programs are now part of the CPM process.
  • CPM - a combination of data and document review and onsite visits of categorical programs administered by local education agencies (LEA).
  • Purpose of CPM - to monitor LEAs to determine if they are meeting legal requirements for each categorical program.
tips on working with after school programs
Tips on Working With After School Programs
  • Who is the best contact?
    • Program Director
  • When is the best time?
    • Avoid “prime times” – check-in (typically 3:00) and check-out times (typically 6:00)
  • What do you need from the program?
    • Be clear on what you need from ASP staff
tips on working with after school programs con t
Tips on Working With After School Programs (con’t)
  • How should ASPs track participation in federal reimbursable snack programs?
    • Provide simple ways to track #’s
  • How are roles defined?
    • Who prepares the snack? Where are snacks stored? Is it delivered or should ASPs pick up?
  • What can be served?
    • Help ASPs understand nutrition standards, e.g. what can be served
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Tips on Working With After School Programs (con’t)

Are ASP aware of food storage and handling issues?

Familiarize ASPs about safety and sanitation requirements

Do personnel observe good hygiene and sanitation practices?

Are students involved with snack preparation and following recommended practices?

Food storage facilities very often limited

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Tips on Working With After School Programs (con’t)
  • What is the connection to the school day?

Examples:

    • School Wellness Policies
    • Nutrition education during the regular school day
    • Nutrition standards
    • Harvest of the Month
many do not realize the important role asps can play in school wellness efforts
Many do not realize the important role ASPs can play in school wellness efforts!
  • Supports and expands district and school’s effort in meeting wellness policy goalsto improve the school environment – before and after the regular school day.
  • Provides a key opportunity to increase the quality and quantity of physical activity and increase access to healthy food choices.
  • Promotes youth engagement efforts, including policy development and implementation.
  • Builds on existing partners, including strong connection to family.
  • Provides valuable contributions to school health councils as they assist with implementing LWPs.
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CDE’s After School Healthy Snack and Physical Activity Project has the potential to make a significant impact!
  • Supports Superintendent’s priorities
    • Consistent with “Healthy Children Ready to Learn”
    • Addresses the obesity issue
  • Supports local school wellness policies
    • After-school programs can serve as models for healthy practices and support healthy environments
  • Supports the coordinated school health approach
    • Essential to the link between health and academic success.
  • Serves as a national model for after school programs
    • The expert panel recommendations will provide guidance for California and beyond.
contact info
Contact Info:

Nancy Gelbard, MS, RD

Education Programs Consultant

After School Programs Office

California Department of Education

(916) 319-0279

[email protected]

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