Georgia Institute of Technology
2016 Progress Report
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.
“Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is excited to continue our relationship with Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Healthier Campus Initiative. PHA’s guidelines have helped Georgia Tech showcase our many well-being successes, for both individuals and the Georgia Tech community. We are inspired to make the healthy choice the easy choice. We recently expanded into an office of Health & Well-Being with a vision where our students and employees will flourish and be fulfilled. This has allowed stronger visibility and collaboration between departments, with campus partners, and the state University System to create innovative messaging and programming as we support a campus culture of health and well-being. Within Dining Services, we have increased our frequency of fruit and vegetable offerings, locally sourced ingredients, and house-made menu items. We promote walking and biking through campus as evidenced by our award winning Bicycle Master Plan and marketing of our ‘Pi Mile’ running trail. In 2016, we created a monthly messaging campaign to support health initiatives, such as encouraging kindness, hydration, and activity, which were adopted by the state level well-being campaign. We are looking forward to continue our efforts in the next year, and beyond, to ensure that our community is ‘Happy and Smart.’”