Getting a Jump on Physical Activity: Investigating Physical Activity Participation during the Out-of-School Time Program Hours
Presented by Georgia Hall, Ph.D.
Where: WCW Cheever House Library, 828 Washington Street (Route 16)
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
When: Thursday, April 14, 2011
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
For more information please visit our website at www.wcwonline.org or call 781-283-2500.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Out-of-School Time Programs offer an opportunity for physical activity. In this presentation, Georgia Hall, senior research scientist at the National Institute for Out-of-School Time at the Wellesley Centers for Women, will share research findings from two studies (funded by NICHD: Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development; and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Program Practices: An Investigation of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Standards and Practices in Out-of-School Time Programs) that help us to understand children’s engagement in physical activity and how to promote involvement on an individual and program level.
Since 1974, the Wellesley Centers for Women has been a driving force—both behind the scenes and in the spotlight—promoting positive change for women, children, and families. Work at WCW addresses three major areas: the status of women and girls and the advancement of their human rights both in the United States and around the globe; the education, care, and development of children and youth; and the emotional well-being of families and individuals. Issues of diversity and equity are central across all the work as are the experiences and perspectives of women from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
For more information about the Wellesley Centers for Women’s Lunchtime Seminar Series, visit www.wcwonline.org/lunchtimeseminars.