Pledge to Commit to Health

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!

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What are the HEPA Standards?

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.

Learn more about the HEPA standards!

Foods of the Month Nutrition Literacy Curriculum

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.

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Commit to Health Resources

Explore a number of resources designed to assist you through the implementation of the Healthy Eating Physical Activity (HEPA) standards.

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Commit to Health Research

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.

Check out the Latest Research!

Youth Ambassadors

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.

Learn more about our Youth Ambassadors Initiative

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