Welcome to the Healthy Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition (HOP'N) After School website!
For over 10 years we have evaluated strategies to promote healthful eating and physical activity in children. We work to identify the causes of healthy and unhealthy behavior across child development, develop strategies to promote healthy eating and physical activity, and evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies. Underlying all our work is a commitment to research to provide evidence-based strategies to inform parents and agencies (such as child care and after school programs) daily practices.
What is HOP'N After School
We conducted a three year research study designed to understand how to improve the quality of after-school programs to promote healthful physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption and other healthful behaviors to prevent obesity in children. The primary outcomes of this project were published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
HOP'N After School Curriculum
The recommended citation for the HOP'H After School Curriculum:
Dzewaltowski, D.A., Rosenkranz, R.R., Geller, K.S., Mershon, C.A., Hastmann, T.J., & Foster, K.E. (2010). Healthy Opportunities for Physical Activity (HOP'N) After School Club Curriculum, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. Available from http://www.hopn.org.
HOP'N After School was developed with support from a grant from the USDA to Kansas State University. The curriculum development team acknowledges many partners who had input in developing and evaluating the curriculum including: Dr. Karen Coleman and Dr. George Milliken. The lead other and Principal Investigator on the project was Dr. David Dzewaltowski
HOP’N After School curriculum materials are copyrighted and password protected. To gain access for educational use, free of charge, please complete the survey below and the site password will appear in a separate window.
The information you provide will only be used within our organization to track curriculum use. You may be contracted by our staff to gain information for program improvement.
David A. Dzewaltowski, PhD
Community Chair for Activity, Nutrition, Obesity Prevention
College of Public Health | Department of Health Promotion University of Nebraska Medical Center
Buffett Early Childhood Institute | University of Nebraska
984365 Nebraska Medical Center | Omaha, NE 68198-4365