NRPA is partnering with the Walmart Foundation to support healthy out-of-school time healthy food access and nutrition literacy. Through a $2.3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation 50 local park and recreation agencies received grant funds to:
- Increase the
number of healthy meals children in low-income communities receive through the Summer
Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
during out-of-school times;
evidence-based, age-appropriate nutrition literacy to children that create
behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating; and
nutrition and physical activity standards that increase access to healthier
foods and increase opportunities for physical activity.
This grant also supports NRPA’s new campaign—Commit to Health—which encourages the implementation and evaluation of Healthy Eating, Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in park and recreation sites across the country. NRPA’s goal is to have at least 2,000 participating sites in five years.
Read the press release from the Walmart Foundation here.