Creating Healthier Places

University of New Hampshire

Year Committed: 2014
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

      Offer on the menu a minimum of one (1) wellness meal at each breakfast, lunch and dinner meal (if served).
    • Progress To Date

      University of New Hampshire offers on the menu 5 different wellness meal breakfast options and 8 different lunch/dinner wellness meal options. All meal offerings meet food and nutrition criteria provided by the Partnership for a Healthier America.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a minimum five (5) types of fruits, five (5) types of vegetables and two (2) 100% whole grain products at both lunch and dinner (if served).
    • Progress To Date

      University of New Hampshire offers a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains at both lunch and dinner with at least 5 types of fruit and vegetables and 2 types of 100% whole grains options available.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer and identify as healthier at point of presentation at least three (3) desserts at both lunch and dinner that have no more than 150 calories as served.
    • Progress To Date

      University of New Hampshire offers and identifies at least 3 desserts at lunch and dinner with no more than 150 calories as served.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Designate healthier food and beverage options using a healthy icon at the point of presentation.
    • Progress To Date

      Foods and beverages in all 6 campus dining locations are labeled at the point of presentation using the Guiding Stars® healthy icon.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a plant-based food option at every platform serving meat.
    • Progress To Date

      Lunch and dinner meals provide a plant-based option at every platform serving meat.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer tray-less dining in at least seventy-five percent (75%) of dining venues.
    • Progress To Date

      University of New Hampshire has implemented tray-less dining in 5 of 6 campus dining venues.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a healthier catering menu that only includes foods and beverages that meet healthier food and nutrition guidelines.
    • Progress To Date

      University of New Hampshire’s Healthy Options catering menu offers a range of healthy entrees, salads, soup, sides and beverages that meet healthier food and nutrition guidelines.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer, without a user fee, a minimum of one (1) monthly "how to" physical activity/ movement class that introduces students to new activities.
    • Progress To Date

      A variety of free beginner classes are available, at least weekly, to introduce students to new physical activities.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Provide at least one outdoor running/walking track that is open and available for use to individuals on campus and the community for at least three (3) hours per day.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of New Hampshire’s Reggie Atkins Outdoor Track and Field Facility is available to students, staff, faculty and the community for a minimum of 3 hours per day.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Implement an integrated, comprehensive wellness program for individuals on campus that is provided annually.
    • Progress To Date

      Healthy UNH is an integrated, comprehensive wellness program that works collaboratively across the University of New Hampshire campuses to help improve the overall well-being of the campus community and to support individuals in making healthy lifestyle decisions with a focus on four key areas: physical activity, mental wellness, nutrition and healthcare consumerism.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a rewards-on-benefits structured program that gives insurance premium discounts and/or rebates to individuals on campus who participate in a wellness program designated by the health insurer or campus.
    • Progress To Date

      Eligible faculty and staff who receive a biometric screening and complete an online health questionnaire will receive up to a $400 premium credit toward their annual medical plans costs.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2016

Partner Statement

“The University of New Hampshire is thrilled to have made such swift progress on its work with the Partnership for a Healthier America. Just 3 of 23 guidelines remain as part of the Healthier Campus Initiative.”