Five years ago, NRPA embarked on a mission to change the way park and recreation agencies look at health and wellness during out-of-school times. NRPA made a commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America and officially launched Commit to Health on February 25, 2014 – a campaign that encourages park and recreation facilities to implement healthy eating and physical activity standards.

Over the last five 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 2,000 park and recreation sites have provided increased access to healthy foods and new opportunities for physical activity for nearly 500,000 youth. In 2019, we celebrated five years of successful implementation, great partnerships and new resources, and we want you to celebrate with us!

Our anniversary video touts the collective work that has been accomplished over the past five years. Feel free to share this video, embed it on your website or save to a playlist on your own YouTube channel.  

How Can You Celebrate?

  • You can share the anniversary infographic, videos and resources below with your community 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!  Sign on to the national movement today! 


Five Year Anniversary Infographic

Commit to Health Anniversary Infographic

Training Videos

Continue the success of five years of Commit to Health and support your agency with nine quick and easy training videos. Check them out!

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