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 University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison).
On September 21, 2015, UW–Madison 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, UW–Madison 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 nearly 40,000 students and more than 21,500 members of the faculty and staff on campus each year, UW–Madison’s changes will have an impact on healthier living now and for generations to come.
Learn more about the Healthier Campus Initiative guidelines and how to
get involved here.
95% of students are not meeting recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake and 64% are not meeting recommendations for physical activity.