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OSNAP Initiative: Strategies to Increase Drinking Water Access

Intervention Materials

  1. Planning and Training Materials for the Intervention
    • Learning Community PowerPoints: One PowerPoint presentation for each of the three learning communities, covering evaluation, learning, change and reflection via the OSNAP Model. On website here
  2. Materials Used During Program Implementation, from OSNAP website:
    • Daily Practice Assessment Tool: Observation tool for assessing afterschool practices. This can be completed either online, or as a paper version.
    • Policy Assessment Tool: Tool for assessing an afterschool program’s policies. This can be completed either online, or as a paper version
    • Assessment Report / Daily Practice Areas for Improvement: Scoring tool for the daily practice assessment. Programs with online accounts will automatically receive a report once they complete the Daily Practice Assessment, mentioned above. Sites completing paper versions of the practice assessment will then need to use the paper Daily Practice Areas for Improvement to score their practice assessments; available on their website
    • Assessment Report / Policy Areas for Improvement: Scoring tool for the policy assessment. Programs with online accounts will automatically receive a report once they complete both the Daily Practice Assessment (item a above) and the Policy Assessment (item b above). Sites completing paper versions of the policy assessment will then need to use the paper Policy Areas for Improvement to score their policy assessment; available on their website
    • 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
    • Action Planning Tool Sample: An example of how a program might fill out the paper version of the action planning tool document. On website here
    • OSNAP Guide for Writing Afterschool Wellness Policies: Provides suggested language for handbooks and/or training materials. Each piece of suggested policy language is followed by an explanation of how practices would have to be changed to implement the policy. On website here.
    • Water Tip Sheet: Tip sheet for serving water at an afterschool program. On website here.
    • Fast Map to Improving Water Consumption: Questions and corresponding “things to think about” to identify ways to overcome water consumption challenges. On website here.
    • Working with School Food Service: A guide to working with school food service to create healthier snack options in afterschool.  On website here.
    • Sample Menu: An example of a healthy menu for afterschool program snacks. On website here.
    • Water Pitcher Sanitation Guidelines: Describes steps and supplies needed for effectively cleaning water pitchers. On website here.
  1. Materials Used During Program Implementation, from Food &Fun website:
    • Food & Fun Afterschool Unit 10, Hydration: Curriculum: Curriculum and program tools for educational use in afterschool programs for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. On website here.
    • Food & Fun Afterschool Unit 10, Hydration: Parent Communications: Ideas for parent engagement, as well as a newsletter, "Hydrated Kids are Healthy Kids" and email message, "Healthy Habits Power Tips: Stay Cool" to distribute to parents. On website here
    • Food & Fun Afterschool Introduction and Facilitator Training: Designed to help afterschool staff learn about and implement the Food & Fun curriculum. On website here.
    • 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
    • Hydration Newsletter: The formatted version of a hydration-focused parent newsletter. On website here.
    • Hydration Parent Handout: "Quenchers!" A handout to send home in a mailing, insert into a newsletter, or have available for pick up at an afterschool program's sign-out area. On website here.