Healthy Active Youth

Basic Elements

  • Organization aligns with the guidelines of the be well, do well – the SFUSD Wellness Policy.
  • All staff participate in training that supports Wellness Policy guidelines.
  • All staff understand the importance of being active and eating healthy.
  • Students and familieshave a voice in creating and maintaining a healthy after school culture.
  • Cooking classes follow the SFUSD Student Nutrition Cooking Guidelines.
  • Staff develop opportunities for students to learn about healthy food options through hands-on practices (e.g., food preparation, grocery shopping, and gardening).


  • 1a. Staff encourage healthy eating by building community and encouraging students to eat together.
  • 1b. Drinking water is promoted, beyond facility water fountains, to ensure that all students have easy access and understand its importance.
  • 1c. Staff provide healthy messaging in the program space through posters, artwork, pictures, and publications.

Goal #2: Promoting Movement & Being Active

  • 2a. All students participate in at least 30 minutes of daily activity. At least 50% of that time is spent in moderate to vigorous activity.
  • 2b. Program structure is designed to minimize sedentary behavior by providing activity breaks after sitting 30 minutes and/or offering standing options during academic blocks.
  • 2c. Staff encourage and model active behavior.
Upcoming Events
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Chinatown YMCA's Jean Parker After School Program provides many opportunities for their students to learn though hands on projects. Check out their video to see a snapshot of what they have been doing!

A.P. Giannini’s (APG) After School Staff shared their #HAYisBAE event during ExCEL’s December Meeting- creating an environment that provided us an opportunity to have fun and practice healthy activities.

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20 Cook St.
San Francisco, CA 94118