2017 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.
“Binghamton University is thrilled to have completed our three-year commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America. Becoming the healthiest campus remains a central goal of the University and student wellness is paramount to our success.
"Binghamton University’s Healthy Campus Initiative: B-Healthy: Choose well, Be Well, was convened through the Division of Student Affairs in 2012, with the aim of integrating student health and wellness into Binghamton University’s educational mission. The goal of the Healthy Campus Initiative is to create an environment and identity that encourages and supports healthy living to improve the health and well-being of the campus community. The initiative includes members of University senior management and a campus-wide leadership board representing a broad coalition of departments and programs that intersect in health and wellness.
"Over the last year, Binghamton University, in collaboration with Binghamton University Dining Services, was able to make substantial changes to sustainability practices and food procurement, added recipes for healthy desserts and offered an easily recognizable healthy icon at the point of presentation in our four residential facilities. Binghamton Bearcats care about each other. Programs like the Dining Hall Ambassadors and Nutrition and Fitness Internship prepare students to provide nutrition and exercise expertise to their peers. The Bear Necessities Food Pantry has been able to annually provide over 280 students in need with food and personal care items donated by others on campus.
"While our initial 23 PHA guidelines might be complete, we have just begun to scratch the surface of what the University can accomplish when we collaborate and envision a campus culture through the lens of health and wellness. We will continue to implement new ideas and evaluate our progress in the years to come.”