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 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
On November 16, 2014, Georgia Tech 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, Georgia Tech 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.
“Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is excited to be in the first cohort of Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Healthier Campus Initiative. PHA’s guidelines have provided Georgia Tech an opportunity to showcase our many wellness successes. Within our newly created Center for Community Health and Well-Being, in collaboration with our existing Go T.E.C.H. wellness council, and organizations such as PHA, we are committed to promoting, nurturing and enriching a culture of health, well-being, and caring where by our students and employees can flourish and be fulfilled individually and within our communities where we live, learn, work, and play.
~ Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015 PHA Progress Report
With more than 23,100 students and approximately 15,600 members of the faculty and staff on campus each year, Georgia Tech’s changes 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.
More than 1.2 million students, faculty and staff now have access to healthier options on campus thanks to Healthier Campus Initiative partners.