About the Project

This study evaluated the implementation and effectiveness of the scale-up of School’s Out…Let’s Move!, an after-school healthy living program that provided training, resources, and support to after-school care providers. After-school (3:00-6:00 p.m.) is a crucial time during the day for physical activity and healthy eating, and is a setting in which all children, including those most at-risk for unhealthy behaviours, are reached.

School’s Out…Let’s Move! was developed by Ever Active Schools, and aimed to improve healthy eating and physical activity opportunities for children. School’s Out…Let’s Move! was guided by the CSH approach, and had two main goals: (1) to serve a healthy snack with vegetable or fruit, and milk or water as the drink; (2) to include 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity by encouraging movement development and promoting the love of movement.

For more information about this project contact: sircle@ualberta.ca

Helpful resources for this project include:

  1. Elias, P.H., Montemurro, G., Sulz, L. Torrance, B., Storey, K.E. (2020). Canadian after-school care providers’ perceived role promoting healthy lifestyles: a focused ethnography. BMC Public Health, 20, 1279. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09369-y
  1. Elias, P.H., Montemurro, G., Ekwaru, J.P., Sulz, L., Torrance, B., Storey, K.E. (2021). After-school care providers confidence, knowledge, attitudes, and ability  to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours. PHEnex Journal, 12 (2).