Health & Nutrition: Professional Development

Professional Development

Explore & Download These Resources

Afterschool Gets Moving: Training for Afterschool Staff and Game Guide

This professional development project by National Institute for Out-of-School Time (NIOST), provides a rationale as well as a training guide providing activities and games to get youth moving.  The goal of the project is to combat the obesity epidemic while at the same time helping children and youth to develop social and teamwork competencies. Comes with a training video as well as handouts and other resources.

» Download the Articles & Watch the Videos «

National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (webinars)

The National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (NRC) hosts self-paced learning modules and online learning events to support and provide training on a wide range of topics related to mental health promotion, youth violence prevention, evidence-based programs and collaboration among service providers.  The online learning events are archived, along with supporting training materials and related resources, following each event.

» Go to the Website Learning Portal «

Coaching Healthy Habits

This is a training to help coaches teach players to make healthy decisions on and off the field. The Coaching Healthy Habits training equips youth soccer coaches to reduce inactivity and overconsumption of calories.

» Download the Educational Handouts (PDFs) & Watch the Video «

Physical Literacy Through Fundamental Movements: Recreation and Sport

A webinar developed by the Ontario department of sports and recreation, explaining some basic movements and ways to engage youth in recreational activities and sports.

» Watch the Webinar Video «

 Food & Fun Training Video

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.

» Watch the Video Series «

Want to Get Young People Happier, Healthier, and Smarter?

Developed by the National AfterSchool Association, this handout provides a rationale for bringing youth outdoors during the out-of-school time including developing cognitive and social-emotional competencies. Provides activities that can be used for professional development of staff.

» Download the Article (PDF) «

Back to top

Click to comment

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.


Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.


We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Youth Today's ISSN: 10896724
Our XML website site map:

Recent Comments



Logo Grant professional Association Business Alliance
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2019 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
1200 Chastain Rd, MD 00310, Chastain Pointe Bldg 300, Suite 310, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

To Top
[os-widget path="/youthtoday/able-youth-today-newsletter-survey"]
<script type="text/javascript"> (function(d,s,id,u){ if (d.getElementById(id)) return; var js, sjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0], t = Math.floor(new Date().getTime() / 1000000); js=d.createElement(s);; js.async=1; js.src=u+'?'+t; sjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, sjs); }(document, 'script', 'os-widget-jssdk', '')); </script><div class="os_widget" data-path="/youthtoday/able-youth-today-newsletter-survey" id="os-widget-512970"></div>