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?
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!
Four Year Anniversary Infographic
Commit to Health Progress and Evaluation
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.