University of North Dakota
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 North Dakota (UND) eagerly signed up to participate in the Healthier Campus Initiative. The purpose of this program clearly reflected the vision for the Healthy UND coalition, an alliance nationally recognized for leadership in supporting the health and wellbeing of the campus community. Established in 2000, the coalition has used the Healthy People and Healthy Campus frameworks to advance the culture on the UND campus and in the greater Grand Forks community through efforts related to physical activity, alcohol and other drugs, and worksite wellness.
"Harnessing the substantial influence of the Partnership for a Healthier America, UND has expanded upon a rich history of education, outreach and policy work. We are proud to have completed 12 commitments in our first year and 6 in the second. Strong momentum is driving the work on the last five, with two ready for submission – the signage for the 2-mile path was installed this summer and the healthier catering menu is in use. Meeting all commitments will allow a celebration of that work and inspire the next wave of culture change as we strive to influence lifestyles and choices for the campus and the surrounding community.”