Center TRT developed an evaluation logic model and evaluation plan for the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Strategies to Increase Drinking Water Access, an intervention to increase access to drinking water for children in afterschool programs. The logic model is intended to guide the evaluation process (as opposed to the planning process); the evaluation plan focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of an approach like the OSNAP program in increasing access to drinking water. The evaluation plan addresses the reach, adoption, extent of implementation and effectiveness of the OSNAP program in changing policies and practices related to drinking water in afterschool programs. The evaluation is a pre-post design with no comparison group. This evaluation plan provides guidance on evaluation questions and types and sources of data for both process and outcome evaluation. If you are interested in answering evaluation questions not listed in the evaluation plan, please refer to the list of additional evaluation questions here. We suggest a variety of data collection tools throughout the evaluation plan.
Evaluation Materials Developed by OSNAP
The OSNAP project evaluators created several materials for its evaluation that are also available for your use. Some of these tools have been incorporated into the evaluation plan that Center TRT developed. Please note that Center TRT has not reviewed these tools.
Please provide credit to the Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) program or to Food and Fun Afterschool when reproducing materials in the original, or adapted, form:
- Action Planning Tool Document - Designed to help practitioners set goals and identify action steps for creating healthier nutrition, physical activity and screen time practices at an afterschool program. Available online, or as a paper-based tool.
- Policy Assessment Tool - Tool for assessing an afterschool program’s policies. This can be completed either online, or as a paper version.
- Daily Practice Assessment Tool - Observation tool for assessing afterschool practices. This can be completed either online, or as a paper version.
- Food & Fun Afterschool Planning Tool - A tool designed to help plan the use of the Food & Fun afterschool curriculum. Staff can make note of which activities children enjoy the most and how they communicate each unit's healthy goal to families. On website here.
- Food & Fun Afterschool Family Engagement Planning Tool - A tool designed to record and plan the strategies that programs will use to promote nutrition and physical activity with families. On website here.