“As the first school in the state of Alabama to join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in September 2015, we have eagerly embraced the 23 initiatives that we have agreed to integrate into our creating a culture of health. Furthermore, since the initiatives are focusing on food/nutrition, activity/movement, and overall programming, these themes have become strategic areas that support the STANDOUT model original to our campus.
~ Oakwood University, 2015 PHA Progress Report
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 Oakwood University.
On September 21, 2015, Oakwood University 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, Oakwood 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 1,700 students on campus each year, Oakwood University’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.