The summer-long scavenger hunt is back for its eight annual year and is a fun way to keep your family excited about staying active throughout the summer. Park Hop creates a great opportunity to explore the 15+ different parks in the Greenville/Spartanburg area with clues to solve a question at each park. Clues are now available in Spanish as well!
At Out of School Time
LiveWell At Out-of-School-Time (OST) partners with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to recognize local before/after school care and summer camp providers creating a culture of health in OST settings. In 2018, 22 providers set and met 960 PSE goals to increase physical activity and exposure to healthy foods
The Out-of-School-Time workgroup provides resources to childcare environments to promote healthy eating and active living. This workgroup supports afterschool and summer program providers in making the healthy choice the easy choice for children and families.
For more information or to become involved in the LiveWell At Out-of-School-Time, please contact Matina Kazameas.
LiveWell Greenville facilitates and supports local efforts to promote healthy eating and active living through after school care and summer programs.
Building Opportunities in Out of School Time (BOOST)
Child Care Resource & Referral System
City of Greenville
City of Greer
Communities in Schools
Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism
Greenville County School District
Greenville Family Partnership
Greenville Health System
United Way of Greenville County
YMCA of Greenville
Out of School Workgroup
Members of the Out of School workgroup include community representatives with expertise in this area who are committed to fulfilling the goals of the Out of School Community Action Plan. The LWG Out of School Specialist and Evaluation Specialist are available to provide facilitation and technical assistance that measures the overall impact on the community.
Best Practice Guidelines
The Out of School workgroup offers guidelines for best practices that support healthy eating and active living through various resources available and technical support provided by the Out of School Specialist and Evaluation Specialist.
Health & Wellness Events
The Out of School workgroup offers collaborative resources for health and wellness events held by after school and summer program providers.
LiveWell At OST partners with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG) to encourage providers to complete the Healthy-Out-of-School-Time Assessment & Action Plan annually!
Healthier Generation’s Healthy-Out-of-School-Time Initiative can help your organization create stimulating, healthy environments that help kids eat better and move more in ways that support their social, emotional, and academic development. Guided by the latest research, best practices in youth development, and lessons learned from local implementation, Healthier Generation offers an evidence-based assessment tool to create a healthier out-of-school time environment for kids. Created in partnership with the National Afterschool Association’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards 2.0, the Healthy Out-of-School Time Assessment will help you track what you are already doing to support health and wellness at your site as well as highlight opportunities for growth and improvement. Want to see the assessment on paper before you get started on the digital assessment?
LiveWell Greenville Recognition Process:
LiveWell At OST Partners become eligible to be recognized for their healthy eating and physical activity initiatives when they follow LiveWell’s 5-step process. This includes completing or updating the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s online Healthy Out-of-School-Time Assessment & Action Plan.
The benefits being a LiveWell At OST Partner include:
LiveWell Greenville Healthy Out-of-School-Time Toolkit is available to help you establish and maintain a culture & environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice where our kids learn & play! The toolkit is packed with healthy eating and physical activity resources for your children & tobacco education for staff, children and families.
Healthy Eating Standards for Out of School Time
The National Afterschool Association’s guidelines for healthy eating in out of school time settings regarding snack quality and content; staff roles in nutrition; staff modeling and training and parental support.
- The Healthier Generation Store on Amazon A first of it’s kind marketplace filled with products vetted by Healthier Generation to help your program meet the NAA Standards for Healthy Eating & USDA Smart Snacks. The purpose of the store is to help you quickly find the products you need for healthier options (such as juice boxes, bottled water and granola bars) so you can spend more time creating supportive environments for children.
- LiveWell At OST Snack Ideas Amazon list.
- Healthy Snack Resources Snack suggestions for classrooms, parties or after school programs for children. This guide also includes links to other websites with nutritious snacks and treats.
- Alliance for a Healthier Generations’ Smart Snack Food Planner & Calculator
- Healthy Fundraising Resources Great ideas and tips to reinforce the healthy habits encouraged in school with healthy fundraisers.
After School & Summer Meal Providers:
|Freedom Within Walls||https://www.freedomwithinwalls.org/|
Tysha Talton: firstname.lastname@example.org;
|Greenville County Schools Summer Food Service Program||https://gcsfans.com/index.php?sid=0511081654589176&page=summer|
Food and Nutrition Services Office: (864) 355-1590 or (864) 355-1246;
|Project Host Cooking for Kids Program||https://www.projecthost.org/our-focus#feeding-the-hungry|
Michelle Liggett: email@example.com; 864-235-3403;
|Upstate Circle of Friends||http://www.ucfgreenville.org/Programs/food-service.php|
Deloris Pinson: 864-277-5788;
- Infused water recipes: https://humansciences.okstate.edu/fcs/cnep/site-files/documents/fruit-infused-waters.pdf
- Rethink Your Drink campaign resources to get your staff and kids involved:
CATCH is a physical activity and nutrition education program designed for elementary and middle school aged children (grades K – 8) in an after-school or summer setting. CATCH includes nutrition education (i.e. snack activities) & physical activity. The program is easy-to-use for both children and staff.
Movement Resources for Class Practical tips for including more movement in the classroom and beyond such as brain breaks, active learning or other activities.
Social Emotional Learning / Coping Skills:
YOGA-2-GO is a children’s yoga company owned by Amy M. Starkey, a pediatric occupational therapist and children’s yoga instructor with 20 years of experience. They offer on-site group yoga and mindfulness classes as well as private yoga therapy to children ages 3+. They specialize in Therapeutic Yoga for Children/Teens, including: Sensory Yoga, Special Needs Yoga, & Trauma-informed Yoga.
Coping Skills for Kids is a great place for providers & parents to get resources to teach their child how to cope. Coping Skills for Kids provides products and resources to help kids learn to cope with the daily challenges of life
Building Policy For your Afterschool Program A written policy is a statement you write about the importance you give to something in your program. You can use policy in your program handbook, staff handbook and the materials that are given to parents to stress the importance of physical activity and nutrition.
LiveWell Greenville places an emphasis on evaluation all community-based projects with the goal of developing and implementing best practices in each of our community settings. To learn more about our collaborative, multi-university evaluation team that engages researchers from multiple Social and Behavioral Health disciplines and please click here.
Resilience is a strong indicator for an individual’s success and healthy lifestyle. On Wednesday, November 30 from 8:30am-12noon at the University Center of Greenville (225 S Pleasantburg), attend this session to learn strategies on how to build support for all children experiencing toxic stress. Learn how building resilience in school aged children can support social, emotional, and academic development while reducing the effects of toxic stress and trauma.
Preschoolers, students and teachers are able to make the healthy choice the easy choice at early childhood centers, schools and out of school time programs. Two early childhood centers, 28 schools and 22 afterschool/summer camps were recognized the Second Annual Wellies on Thursday, September 19 at the Bon Secours St Francis Wellness Arena.