Food & Fun Training Video

About

The Food & Fun training video is designed to help staff learn how to promote nutrition and physical activity and implement the Food & Fun Afterschool curriculum.

Each video will guide you through the curriculum units addressing each topic, as well as the behavior goals, key messages, ways to engage families, and the relevant Environmental Standards. Each video includes demonstrations of several activities from each Unit being implemented in afterschool programs as well as ways to engage families.

Food & Fun also has a YouTube station where you can view all of our training videos on the Food and Fun Video Channel

    The six segments that highlight the main topics of Food & Fun are:
  • Segment 1: Introduction
  • Segment 2: Fruits and Vegetables
  • Segment 3: Physical Activity and Screen Time
  • Segment 4: Water
  • Segment 5: Healthy and Unhealthy Fats
  • Segment 6: Whole Grains

Segment 1: Introduction

Segment 2: Fruits and Vegetables

Segment 3: Physical Activity and Screen Time

Segment 4: Water

Segment 5: Healthy and Unhealthy Fats

Segment 6: Whole Grains

Acknowledgements

The Food & Fun After School Training Video was made possible through the hard work, dedication, and support from the following people:

  • JaVaughn Anderson, Laurie Chroney, Madeleine deBlois, Bekka Lee, Charlynne Smart, and Speedy Toeum who graciously shared their insight about after school programs through engaging interviews.
  • Matthew Simon and Jonathan Simon who served as the production crew with great creativity and focus.
  • Steve Gortmaker, Becky Mozaffarian, and Bekka Lee for thoughtful feedback throughout the entire process.
  • Shaniece Criss for serving as director, producer, script-writer, and host of the video.
  • The Donald and Sue Pritzker Nutrition and Fitness Initiative, who generously funded the creation of the video.
  • In addition, we would like to thank the YMCA, the Boys & Girls Club, Boston Centers for Youth and Family, Dotwell Community Health Center, and the Leadership Studio at the Harvard School of Public Health for their cooperation in providing filming locations, staff, and students.

    Last, but certainly not least, we want to thank all the children and their parents for their energetic participation as the main stars of this video.