University of North Florida
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 Florida established the Healthy Osprey Initiative as a campus-wide movement to transform the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff alike. The initiative’s goal is to build a healthy community that supports healthy lifestyle behaviors through individual, interpersonal and institutional transformation. Our commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) has steered Healthy Osprey to new heights in health and wellness, especially in physical activity and nutrition. Healthy Osprey put these commitments into action by extending fitness and recreation for all students, offering year-round diverse physical activity opportunities and having monthly ‘how-to’ classes to introduce new physical activities such as ballet strength 101, Intro to Hip Hop dance, and yoga inversion class. In putting these commitments into action, we are recognized as one of ‘Greatist’ healthiest colleges in the nation. As a university, we are able to educate and motivate the UNF community toward the path of healthy behaviors. With the support and framework from PHA, we are confident in reaching milestones toward the ultimate goal of a healthier university that encompasses Mind, Body and Osprey Spirit.”