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Pledge to Commit to Health

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.

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What are the HEPA Standards?

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.

Learn more about the HEPA standards

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Farmers Markets and Local Agriculture

Farmers Markets and Parks and Rec are the perfect pair! These resources can help you bring the bounty of local produce to your community.

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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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Community and Home Gardening

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.

Get Gardening

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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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Research

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

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Celebrate Commit to Health

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.

Celebrate Your Success

News Stories

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Study looks at how cities address displacement from parks

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