Implementing a new wellness policy in your department can be a tough task. This portion of our wellness toolkit contains the necessary ideas, tools, and resources to adopt new wellness policies. If you have a policy idea that you would like to be featured on this page, please contact Diquan Edmonds at

10-Minute Walk Campaign

NRPA is partnering with The Trust for Public Land and the Urban Land Institute on a nationwide 10-Minute Walk Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to ensure that each person in every US city has a park within a 10-minute walk. This policy page will give you some additional information regarding the campaign, and some quick resources to help your community get involved.

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HOST Standards

Healthy Out-of-School Time, or HOST standards, were created by a national coalition of out-of-school time providers. These standards give out of school time providers a great resource to offer healthy snacks and physical activity to children.

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Healthy Concessions

Concessions operations can be very profitable for park and recreation agencies, but they often sell unhealthy food. Concession managers may be nervous about including healthy items on their menu for fear of it affecting their revenue. However, there are ways to provide healthy concession options while maintaining, or even increasing, your revenue stream.

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Healthy Fundraising

Many park and recreation agencies rely on outside funds to pay for programming and other expenses. This revenue is important, but fundraising campaigns often use unhealthy foods to make a profit. Instead of selling baked goods or candy bars, try one of the ideas included here!

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Healthy Snack Guidelines

Parks and recreation agencies provide a lot of programming, which sometimes involves food. This page offers guidelines and resources for increasing healthy snacks and food in sports, camp, afterschool, and other programs.

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