The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) recently announced a new effort, titled the Healthier Campus Initiative, which aims to improve the health of students, faculty, and staff on college and university campuses across the nation. PHA, in collaboration with the nation’s leading experts in nutrition, physical activity, and campus wellness, developed 40 recommendations to help foster healthier environments in university settings.
Schools that signed on to the initiative committed to meeting 23 of the 40 guidelines in order to tailor changes in nutrition, physical activity, and programming to the needs and culture of their campus and community. Through this commitment, more than 500,000 students and 126,000 faculty and staff across 18 states and 20 institutions of higher education will be impacted.
College is not only a unique time for students to learn and grow academically, but it is also a critical period during which new habits are developed. The Healthier Campus Initiative makes it easier for college students to lead healthy lifestyles in order to perform their best in their studies and activities. We look forward to more campuses joining the effort and committing to creating healthier environments for their students.
To learn more about PHA’s Healthier Campus Initiative visit: www.ahealthieramerica.org/campuses