Food & Fun Training Overview
Food & Fun After School has several training strategies to help afterschool staff learn about and implement the curriculum. Both trainings teach participants about the health topics covered in the curriculum and introduce folks to the variety of materials and resources available. The trainings also incorporate opportunities for staff to discuss the importance of nutrition and physical activity and make plans for implementation.
The Food & Fun training video is another way to help staff learn how to promote nutrition and physical activity and implement the Food & Fun Afterschool curriculum. Six video segments highlight each main topic of Food & Fun. Each video includes demonstrations of several activities from each Unit being implemented in afterschool programs as well as ways to engage families.
The facilitator's guide can be used to train afterschool staff when programs have limited space or technology for the PowerPoint presentation. It is also a good option for staff that prefer a more hands on trainings with paper handouts.
The 2-part Train-the-Trainer PowerPoint presentation can be used to train afterschool staff when programs have the available technology. These slides have been used by trainers from the YUSA and the Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center to guide trainers across the country through the major objectives of the curriculum.
Additional supportive resources for training staff from the Food&Fun After School curriculum.