Over the last four 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 1650 park and recreation sites have provided increased access to healthy foods and new opportunities for physical activity for over 293,000 youth. In 2018, we're celebrating four 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, videos 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! Sign on to the national movement today!
New Training Videos
We are celebrating four years of Commit to Health and the impacts being made across the country with nine new and exciting training videos! Check them out!
In addition to celebrating four 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. Stay tuned for results from the second round of third-party verification, coming in mid-2018.
The full implementation chart is available for download here.