Creating Healthier Places

Florida International University

Year Committed: 2014
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to meet 23 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 tray-less dining in at least seventy-five percent (75%) of dining venues.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida International University implemented tray-less dining at the Fresh Food Company dining facility in 2008 and remains 100% tray-less.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2017
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer, without a user fee, a minimum of one (1) monthly “how to” physical activity/ movement class that introduces students to new activities.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida International University offers the BaselineFit program to help students improve their baseline fitness level and build confidence while learning about different types of fitness training. BaselineFit meets weekly and alternates fitness classes and free fitness assessments each week. Classes introduce a range of different fitness styles including yoga, Zumba, cycling, resistance training, bodyweight training and core training.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2017
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016
    • Commitment Element

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

      The Florida International University Wellness and Recreation Center hosts weekly, outdoor Fit2Run group runs. Running courses are set for approximately 3 miles each week and all paces are welcome.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2017
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016

Partner Statement

“Florida International University (FIU) had an exciting year as we continued to meet our PHA guidelines. Our Wellness and Recreation Center is currently undergoing an expansion that will open in Fall 2017. The expanded facility will include an additional 60,000 square feet, that incorporates an indoor jogging/walking track and designated areas for martial arts, yoga, and specialized fitness.

"The Healthy Living Program, in collaboration with Human Resources and Student Health Services, hosted various events for students, faculty, and staff, on healthy eating, incorporating fitness into our daily lives, and staying hydrated.
FIU’s 2016 Healthy Campus Week (HCW) was a huge success. The HCW campaign featured Roary, the FIU Mascot, engaging in various wellness-related activities, resulted in strong social media impressions.

"FIU continues its programs to assist students with food insecurity, and most recently obtained approval to continue research efforts in the area, in order to appropriately assess and create resources for students in need.

"Finally, we continue to work with our food services provider, Aramark, to ensure guidelines are met by 2017, with our goal of making the healthy choice the easy choice for our campus communities.”