HEPA Standards in Youth Programs
Our Youth Development programs are platforms from which we promote healthy eating and physical activity (HEPA) with both our youth participants and their families. Our Y-ASPIRE, Y Day Camp, and Snow Day Program all adhere to these standards.
In 2015, YMCA of the USA, our national resource center, selected Meeting Waters YMCA as one of 18 Ys across the country (of nearly 2,700!) to be named "HEPA Champions" for our 100% commitment to--and compliance with--the HEPA Standards.
We are also encouraging other child care providers in the region to adopt these standards and offer free training to any that are interested but need support to do so. We talked about this in a recent edition of Windham Child Care News (for child care professionals) and Parent Express magazine (for parents).