Creating Healthier Places

Fort Lewis College

Year Committed: 2016
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

      Fort Lewis College did not have any reporting or compliance deadlines in 2016.
    • Progress To Date

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Partner Statement

“Thanks to the PHA Partnership, healthy foods are now easily identified and predominantly featured throughout the dining hall and on the catering menu. Food Services is now working with Sodexo’s National Dietitian for guidance on healthy meal planning. By Fall 2017, our food service provider will have nutritional information on all their labels.

"As part of Fort Lewis College’s activity commitment, Recreational Services identified a variety of walking trails around campus and mapped them for students. Those maps are now available in the center and on-line. In addition, Recreational Services has partnered with a massage therapist to make massages available for faculty, staff and students at an affordable rate. New how-to clinics include ‘Women on Weights’ (weight lifting class), 'How to TRX,’ introductions to cross country skiing, as well as bike and ski tuning. We look forward to submitting the materials for the walking trails and the how-to clinics for review this spring.

"As part of the programming commitment, the campus-wide Work Life Wellness committee sponsored an incentive program that saw the most participation in years! The committee hosted on-going activities that were free to the campus community including Drop-In Yoga, Wellness Walks and Ukulele classes. This year, the committee organized a variety of educational workshops including 'How to deal with Stress,’ 'Proper Nutrition,’ 'the Key to Happiness,’ and 'Balancing Your Health & Wellness.’”