Over the last three years, park and recreation agencies have committed to implementing the Healthy Eating Physical Activity (HEPA) standards at their OST sites by joining NRPA's Commit to Health campaign. Through the implementation of these standards, over 1250 park and recreation sites have provided increased access to healthy foods and new opportunities for physical activity for over 228,000 youth.  This month we’re celebrating three years of successful implementation, great partnerships and new resources, and we want you to celebrate with us! 

How Can You Celebrate?

  • You can share the anniversary infographic, video and resources below with your constituents to spread the word. If you're sharing content on social media, make sure to use #CommittoHealth and tag NRPA in your posts.
  • Host a celebration event!  Treat your kids, families and staff to a fun cooking classes, field day or healthy treat to celebrate your achievements! 
  • Submit a success story with your own Commit to Health story for a chance to be featured on NRPA's Success Story database.
  • If your park and recreation site hasn't registered to Commit to Health, it's not too late!  Check out the video below and sign on to the national movement today!

 

Celebration Video

We are celebrating three years of Commit to Health and the impacts being made across the country with this new and exciting video! Join us!

 

Three Year Anniversary Infographic

Download the infographic to share with your community! 

 

Commit to Health Progress and Evaluation

In addition to celebrating three years of Commit to Health, NRPA is also celebrating the results from the first round of third-party verification of the initiative. The evaluation examined documentation submitted by a subgroup of Commit to Health sites and provides a look at the progress, implementation rates and demonstration of the HEPA standards. Overall, the results showed that incredible progress is being made across the park and recreation field.   

 

Commit to Health Anniversary Implementation Chart

 

The full implementation chart is available for download here.

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