Creating Healthier Places

Loyola Marymount 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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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

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

      Loyola Marymount University began campus-wide implementation of trayless dining in 2007.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide, without a user fee, sixteen (16)-hour per day access to at least one (1) fitness or recreation center for all students.
    • Progress To Date

      Loyola Marymount University provides all students with free, daily access to the Burns Recreation Center for an average of 16 hours per day.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • 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

      Loyola Marymount University provides students with a number of events and opportunities to engage in new physical activities. Spring options included glow yoga, self defense classes, and a try-athlon to help students train for their first triathlon event. Weekly #WellnessWednesdays posts on social media encourage students to engage in different physical activities across campus. Group fitness classes also feature options for beginners.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Make available certified personal trainers for all students.
    • Progress To Date

      Loyola Marymount University provides students and members of the Burns Recreational Center with access to six certified personal trainers for a minimal fee.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a program/policy that identifies students who may be ’”food insecure’« and provides options on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      The LMU Food Pantry was established in 2017 to provide free food to any student experiencing hunger or food insecurity due to financial hardships.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017

Partner Statement

“The Partnership for a Healthier America Healthier Campus Initiative aligns with our University Mission which encapsulates ‘The Education of the Whole Person’ Students are at a pivotal time in College, and as educators/leaders, we can increase their awareness of making healthier lifestyle choices while in college. We all have a role to play and can make a difference in providing for healthier environments that foster healthy habits for maturing young adults. PHA is a conduit to that end which we are proud to participate. Loyola Marymount University has implemented a student nutritional program where the students can arrange to meet with a nutritionist to learn proper eating and wellness habits in association with a nutrition kiosk in our main dining hall. This year we have incorporated cooking classes for the health conscious individuals on campus. Our focus at Loyola Marymount University with the Partnership for a Healthier America Campus Initiative is to encourage our campus family to make a lifestyle change and we have promoted this mission through our new cooking classes, physical activity competitions and more healthy food options and health awareness.”