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OSNAP Initiative: Strategies to Increase Drinking Water Access

Intent of the Intervention

The Out of School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative is a research-tested intervention designed to increase healthy nutrition for children, including the frequency with which water is served during snack at afterschool programs. By promoting water, the OSNAP Initiative decreases the caloric impact of beverages served in afterschool programs.

The OSNAP drinking water strategies target the organizational, environmental, and policy levels of the social-ecological model by influencing school food service, afterschool policies and afterschool staff practices.