Get Active: Be Healthy Afterschool Toolkit

The Afterschool Alliance has teamed up with Quaker® Oats to create the "Get Active: Be Healthy Afterschool Toolkit".  The guide provides creative, easy-to-implement ideas for incorporating health and wellness into your afterschool program, including lesson plans, activities and games.  Created as part of the Quaker Chewy Afterschool Rocks campaign, the Toolkit includes:

Tips for Afterschool Program
Get Active Afterschool Lesson Plan
Staff & Leaders
Putting the Food Pyramid in Practice
Modeling Behavior
Aerobic Games
Field Trips
Guest Speakers
Resource Page
Project Suggestions
Links for more project ideas
Downloadable lesson plans and curriculum
Bringing It Home
Tips for parents
Promote Healthy Habits at Home
Information on funding healthy activities
Resource organizations
Whether you want to start an entire afterschool program devoted to promoting healthy-living or instill fun physical activities to keep the children in your afterschool program fit, the “Get Active: Be Healthy Afterschool Toolkit” can help you introduce activities to kids that will encourage them to eat right, get physically active, and stay healthy. 
This Toolkit is the result of a partnership between the Afterschool Alliance and Quaker® Oats to raise awareness about the importance of afterschool programs and the need to provide afterschool opportunities to all kids. More information about the partnership can be found at and