Creating Healthier Places

Florida State University

Year Committed: 2015
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 tray-less dining in at least seventy-five percent (75%) of dining venues.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University Dining Services implemented tray-less dining in both residential dining halls in 2008.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Make available Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) for personal nutrition assessments and counseling to all students.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University students have access to nutrition assessments, education and counseling from a registered dietitian nutritionist for a small fee. Dietetic student nutrition educators are also available to provide free health behavior change counseling.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Provide, without a user fee, sixteen (16)-hour per day access to at least one (1) fitness or recreation center for all students.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University provides all students with daily access to four different campus recreation facilities, without a user fee for an average of 15.7 hours per day, including at least 17 hours on most weekdays.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a minimum of twenty (20) diverse recreation, physical activity/movement or competitive sports opportunities during each academic year.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University offers a wide range of diverse recreation, physical activity/movement, and competitive sports opportunities far exceeding the minimum 20 required. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, group fitness classes, intramural sports, outdoor pursuits trips and aquatics programs.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Provide at least one outdoor running/walking track that is open and available for use to individuals on campus and the community for at least three (3) hours per day.
    • Progress To Date

      The Mike Long track is open and available for use to individuals on campus and the community for at least three hours per day.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a rental outdoor recreation equipment program for students.
    • Progress To Date

      The Florida State University Reservation offers a range of outdoor sports equipment rentals free to all park patrons. Watercraft equipment rentals are free for students and available at a small fee for other park patrons.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer non-academic cooking skills classes that are available to students.
    • Progress To Date

      Healthy cooking classes are offered on a regular basis highlighting a range of healthy foods and different cuisines. Classes are offered free of charge to students.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016

Partner Statement

“The 2015-2016 academic year was a year to review, acknowledge, and plan for addressing student health in a comprehensive and holistic way at Florida State University. We were able to review many of our long-standing practices such as offering tray-less dining in dining halls, offering fitness facilities access throughout the week to students, having Registered Dietitians available on campus for students to utilize, and offering non-academic healthy cooking classes. We were excited to celebrate healthy eating and nutrition by partnering with Dannon to bring a Dannon-sponsored healthy cooking class to campus, and also supported physical activities through events like Love Your Body Day and National Fitness week. In the next couple of years, we look forward to reporting on and increasing the marketing of our NSCA Personal Training program, our on-campus garden, and our booming bike-share/rental program.”