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Eat Smart in Parks

Eat Smart in Parks (ESIP) is a statewide effort aimed at promoting healthier eating options in Missouri’s state and local parks. This effort includes the development of a model ESIP policy that guides parks in serving healthier options, training for state and local parks to assist them with using the guidelines, and materials to promote healthier items. Municipal parks across the state have worked with ESIP to offer fresh, flavorful foods to patrons that are good for them, too.

The ESIP project team is led by individuals from University of Missouri Extension, University of Missouri Health Communication Research Center, Missouri State Parks, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association (MPRA) and the Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition (MOCAN).

Check out the ESIP success story below and visit the news coverage page for additional ESIP success stories from around the state.

Eat Smart, Play Hard

Eat Smart, Play Hard (ESPH) is a statewide effort to increase healthy food options in school concession stands. ESPH provides simple tools, informed by four years working with park concessions and input from Missouri school athletic directors, to promote successful sales in school concessions.

Project contact:

Cindy DeBlauw
University of Missouri Extension