Commit to Health: What are the HEPA Standards?

The 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. The HEPA standards have been adopted by many organizations, including NRPA.  NRPA is working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to provide technical assistance and planning support to park and recreation sites as they implement the HEPA standards.

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To make a significant impact on the health of our nation’s youth, park and recreation sites are encouraged to pledge their commitment to implement the HEPA standards.

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