You can make a difference in your community! Pledge to Commit to Health at your park and recreation sites and join the national movement to create healthier out-of-school time (OST) programs!
In February 2014 NRPA launched Commit to Health, a campaign devoted to creating healthier out-of-school time (OST) programs in local parks and recreation. This month, we’re celebrating three years of successful implementation, great partnerships, new resources, and stories from communities across the country!
The HEPA standards were created by a national coalition of out-of-school time leaders to create evidence-based, practical values that foster the best possible nutrition and physical activity outcomes for children in grades K-12 attending out-of-school time programs.
Explore healthy fruits, vegetables and other food groups each month with the Commit to Health: Foods of the Month nutrition literacy curriculum! The curriculum is specifically designed for park and recreation agencies and all materials are free and downloadable.
Gardening is a great way to educate youth and families about where healthy food comes from. Each month, explore a different gardening topic with educational resources and hands on experiences with growing, cooking, and eating healthy produce and creating sustainable gardening systems.
Explore a number of resources designed to assist you through the implementation of the Healthy Eating Physical Activity (HEPA) standards.
NRPA evaluates and measures the effectiveness of Commit to Health's healthy eating and physical activity interventions among participants of summer and afterschool programs in park and recreation sites.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is working with the Target Corporation to support children’s health and wellness through a new Commit to Health Youth Ambassadors initiative.