Creating Healthier Places

Clayton State University

Year Committed: 2014
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to meet guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts—around nutrition, physical activity, and programming on campus.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Offer a minimum five (5) types of fruits, five (5) types of vegetables and two (2) 100% whole grain products at both lunch and dinner (if served).
    • Progress To Date

      Clayton State University offers a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains at both lunch and dinner with at least five types of fruit and vegetables and two types of 100% whole grain options available.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer only a total number of fried foods that does not exceed the total number of platforms available at both lunch and dinner (if served) across all venues.
    • Progress To Date

      The total number of fried food offerings falls well below the number of platforms available across at Lakeside Dining Hall for lunch and dinner meals.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer and identify as healthier at point of presentation at least three (3) desserts at both lunch and dinner that have no more than 150 calories as served.
    • Progress To Date

      Clayton State University offers and identifies at least three desserts at lunch and dinner with no more than 150 calories as served.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Label food and beverage items offered with calories per serving at the point of presentation.
    • Progress To Date

      Foods and beverages in the Lakeside Dining Hall are labeled at the point of presentation using the "Healthier Choice" icon and/or calories per serving.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a healthier catering menu that only includes foods and beverages that meet healthier food and nutrition guidelines.
    • Progress To Date

      DineCSU’s Mindful Catering menu offers a range of healthy entrees, sandwiches, salads, sides and beverages that meet healthier food and nutrition guidelines.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Provide marked walking routes on campus, one of which must be at least two (2) miles in length and have distance markers at regular intervals. A route map is made available to individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      Loch’s Loop offers a two-mile walking route through campus with mile markers placed every 0.2 miles. The route map is available online alongside Clayton State University’s recreation and wellness activities.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer, without a user fee, both: a. Fitness/recreation center orientation during the first semester for all incoming students and b. One (1) fitness assessment all students each academic year.
    • Progress To Date

      Monthly “Fitness Fridays” offer various physical activity events and feature free drop-in fitness assessments with a personal trainer. The Recreation and Wellness Department also offers all incoming freshmen and new transfer students SAC Fitness Center orientations during their first semester at Clayton State University. Other students unfamiliar with the Fitness Center may schedule a free orientation by appointment.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer at least one (1) free, organized and facilitated, outdoor physical activity/movement opportunity each week.
    • Progress To Date

      The Laker Walking Group is a collaboration of the Department of Recreation and Wellness and the Health and Fitness Management program within the College of Health. The group meets weekly and provides students and members of the Clayton State University community with the opportunity to join a 30-minute outdoor walk around campus.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016

Partner Statement

“Clayton State University is one of the founding universities to commit to the Partnership for a Healthier America and the effort to help curb obesity in Higher Education. These commitments moved our post-secondary education institution toward delivering healthier options and promoting more opportunities for physical activity to help improve the health of individuals on campus. The chosen guidelines actively encourage healthy lifestyles through excellence in teaching, research and service with an extraordinary collaboration between many university departments in academic affairs, and student life. This collaborative commitments at Clayton State University mean that we, together, seek to provide a friendly, humanistic, technologically enriched healthy environment that fosters the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of all students, staff and faculty around healthy living and learning. The PHA initiative enhances our campus scholarship and creativity around healthier community choices and their availability and accessibility. Together, we seek to provide a rich environment where critical thinking and healthy living are the cornerstones of our everyday activities in support of a customized culture for healthy habits.”