NRPA's Commit to Health campaign supports the goals of improving healthy food access, reducing obesity and chronic disease, and fostering social supports. You can make a difference in your community! Register your park and recreation sites as Commit to Health sites and join the national movement to create healthier out-of-school time programs.
The Healthy Eating Physical Activity (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.
Farmers Markets and Parks and Rec are the perfect pair! These resources can help you bring the bounty of local produce to your community.
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.
We're celebrating 5 years of Commit to Health, and sharing the success of healthier out-of-school time (OST) programs in local parks and recreation.