Going off to college signals a time of newfound independence for young adults, who are suddenly able to make their own choices about what they eat and how much activity they get – or don’t get. But college and university students, faculty and staff now find themselves in healthier environments thanks to the work being done by PHA partners like Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
On February 26, 2015, RIT teamed up with PHA to meet 23 guidelines, all with an eye toward shaping good habits for our future leaders and parents. Over three years, RIT will make changes such as providing healthier food and beverage options in dining venues, creating opportunities for physical activity and offering wellness programming on campus. With more than 18,000 students and approximately 3,800 members of the faculty and staff, these changes will help encourage healthier options among the almost 22,000 individuals on campus each year.
Learn more about the Healthier Campus Initiative guidelines and how to
get involved here.
More than 1.2 million students, faculty and staff now have access to healthier options on campus thanks to Healthier Campus Initiative partners.