University of California, Los Angeles
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.
“It has been an exciting and productive year at UCLA collaboratively working across the campus with our student, faculty and staff leadership to meet our PHA commitment. Specifically, after successfully reaching 8/10 of our physical activity/movement and 1/3 of our programming PHA commitments in year one, we implemented some innovative projects such as the StairWell Activation project located in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health building. The environmental ‘activation’ of the stairwell nudges people to take the stairs over the elevator through several design improvements including painting and artwork and resulted in a sustained 30% increase in stair walking. In year two, we have reached 6/10 of our Food/Nutrition commitments. We implemented cooking classes and will be expanding offerings with the introduction of a mobile kitchen and participation in a National Teaching Kitchen Collaborative. We are stretching ourselves to address the issues of student food insecurity with the expansion of our Food Closet, our undergraduate dining food voucher donation program and the gleaning of 1,000 pounds of produce monthly from local farmer’s markets and distributing it to our undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, we attended the 2016 PHA annual meeting in DC.”