University of Arizona
2016 Progress Report
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.
“The University of Arizona is proud to partner with the Partnership for a Healthier America Healthier Campus Initiative. In our first year, we have been able to submit and have third party verification for 65% of the required criteria. With our continued wellness initiatives always at the forefront, the University of Arizona looks forward to expanding our culinary nutrition philosophy and ‘healthier habits’ programming as well as completing development of our wellness program by collaborating with departments including Campus Recreation, Student Unions, Campus Health, Parking & Transportation, Residence Life, academic departments, and student groups to meet the final pieces of criteria this coming year. In addition to the criteria put forth, the University of Arizona is a smoke-free campus, offers Mindfulness Ambassadors & Stress Buster workshops to reduce stress for students & staff, and also incorporates student Nutrition Navigators offering grocery store tours, healthier option samples, & healthier eating workshops. We have also moved our Campus Pantry to the Student Unions to allow for increased student access and to expedite the relationship with our Culinary Services team in an effort to reduce food insecurity and offer healthier options. We are excited to continue to excel in the areas of wellness focusing on diet, exercise, & mind to become the Healthiest Campus in America!”