Creating Healthier Places

Northern Arizona 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

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

      Northern Arizona University provides access to a Registered Dietitian for nutrition assessments and counseling on a range of topics including general health and wellness, eating disorders, sports nutrition, vegan and vegetarian diets, medical conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, food allergies and intolerances and weight management. Counseling is available for a nominal fee. The campus dietitian also provides free, guided grocery store and dining facility tours to further assist students in their efforts to eat healthfully.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a bicycle and pedestrian accomodation program/policy (e.g., Complete Streets) or participate in a national bicycle or pedestrian recognition program (e.g. Bicycle Friendly University)
    • Progress To Date

      In 2016, Northern Arizona University was awarded the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly University Gold Award for implementation of policies and programs that support bicycling on campus. The award renews the University's commitment to bicycling and is an improvement from their 2012-2015 Silver status.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016

Partner Statement

“Northern Arizona University remains committed to its goal to creating a healthy environment where students can thrive. While we were not able to report many goals during the last academic year, however we are continuing to make progress towards our commitment. The Healthier Campus Initiative gave us the ability to advocate for increased hours and access to recreation facilities on campus. Because NAU is in the process of building a new dining facility, many of the elements required for our partnership were included in the construction plan-making healthy eating the easy choice for our students who eat on campus.”