Illinois State University
3 year commitment
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’s Healthier Campus Initiative partners.
In September of 2018, Illinois State University teamed up with PHA to meet 23 guidelines, with an eye toward shaping good habits for our future leaders and parents. Over three years, the college will make changes such as providing healthier food and beverage options at campus dining facilities, creating opportunities for physical activity and offering wellness programming to its more than 20,000 students. Through these changes, we know Illinois State University 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.