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 will now find themselves in healthier environments thanks to the future work of PHA partners like California State University, Fresno (Fresno State).
Fresno State, designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, teamed up with us in May 2017 at our Building a Healthier Future Summit. The university committed to meeting 23 guidelines, all with an eye toward shaping good habits for our future leaders and parents. Over three years, the university 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. Through these changes, we know Fresno State will have a major 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.