Step to Health’s Kids Club serves youth at Summer Food Service Sites and After School sites across North Carolina.
The program consists of 8 sessions, 30 minutes in length, that are designed to teach youth about nutrition and physical activity in a fun and engaging way through activities and games. Session topics include ways to be active inside and outside, participating in activities to improve heart and bone health, eating more fruits and vegetables, and drinking more water.
All participants are awarded a certificate of participation at the completion of the program in addition to a jump rope, recipe and nutrition activity book.
Group evaluation is conducted to capture behavior change related to nutrition and physical activity.
Kids Club was developed by Lindsay Goolsby, MS, RD, LDN, Gretchen Hofing, MPH, RD, and Jenelle Wass, MS, RD, LDN.
Kids Club can be taught in an afterschool or out-of-school setting or USDA Summer Meals site. USDA Summer Meal sites are automatically eligible.
In order to qualify for Steps to Health programming, schools must participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program. The school building must have at least 50% of students receiving a free or reduced meal.
Before beginning programming, use this spreadsheet to confirm that a school qualifies: FY19 Eligible Schools
For questions on determining school eligibility, contact Lindsay Goolsby.