Creating Healthier Places

Florida State University

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2015
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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    • Commitment Element

      Implement a comprehensive, strategic product placement/merchandizing program/policy within dining venues to encourage healthier food consumption which will include a minimum of five (5) strategies, one (1) of which is: Display only healthier food and beverage options within five (5) feet of all cash register stations (if anything at all).
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University has implemented a comprehensive, strategic product placement and merchandising policy within dining venues to encourage healthier food consumption. The policy requires that only healthier food is placed within five feet of the register and that all signage and icons at food stations designate healthy options. The policy also requires that dining facilities feature visually appealing water dispensers and fruit displays to encourage consumption. In addition, Florida State University now provides larger self-serve scoops, tongs and containers for healthy items like vegetables, while providing only smaller service equipment for croutons, salad dressings and other non-produce items as a way to promote healthier items at salad bars.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Make free water available in all dining, recreational and educational facilities.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University offers free water in all dining, recreational and educational facilities through water dispensers, water fountains and bottle filling stations. The student-run campaign, Take Back the Tap, aims to transform Florida State University into a “bottled water free campus” by phasing out the sale of bottled water and encouraging individuals to fill reusable water bottles at one of the 65 hydration stations on campus.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017

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