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 the University of Richmond (Richmond).
Richmond teamed up with us in May 2018 at our Innovating a Healthier Future Summit, committing 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. With more than 4,000 students, faculty and staff on campus, Richmond’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.
Nearly 1 in 5 high school students would skip applying to a college based on a campus’ health and wellness offerings.