Boys & Girls Clubs of America
2019 Progress Report
Encourage 3,400 Boys and Girls Clubs to join a national effort to create healthier environments for children in out-of-school time programs. This includes encouraging Boys and Girls Club sites nationwide to adopt established guidelines based on The National Afterschool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity that address healthy eating, physical activity, and youth and parent education.
From the 2018 National Youth Outcomes Initiative Report, BGCA found that more than twice as many Club members consume the daily recommended amount of vegetables and fruits as their peers nationally. Club members are more likely to consume recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables, with 38% of Club members eating 3+ vegetables daily and 76% of Club members eating 2+ fruits daily. Additionally, more Club members participate in daily physical activity than youth nationally. BGCA also remains dedicated to helping more Clubs enroll in federal food assistance programs so that they can serve more healthy meals and snacks to youth. In 2017, 91 percent of Club sites provided 88 million snacks and meals at no cost to members, a 10 percent increase in the number of snacks and meals served over the previous year.