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Brief: Creating Healthier Afterschool Environments (OSNAP) in Boston, MA

Three kids at the playground

Through the CHOICES Learning Collaborative Partnership, partners at the Boston Public Health Commission worked with the CHOICES Project Team to model the potential implementation of the Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity initiative that helps afterschool programs improve practices and policies that increase physical activity and consumption of healthy snacks in Boston, MA. This strategy could reach 10,800 children over 10 years, save $34,000 in health care costs in the final year of the model, and would only cost $18.30 per child per year to implement.

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