Creating Healthier Places

Oklahoma State University

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2014
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 on the menu a minimum of one (1) wellness meal at each breakfast, lunch and dinner meal (if served).
    • Progress To Date

      Oklahoma State University offers at least one wellness meal at every breakfast, lunch and dinner served in all campus dining halls. Wellness meals meet all PHA food and nutrition criteria and are promoted daily with signage at the point of presentation.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a minimum of three (3) types of fruits, three (3) types of vegetables, two (2) 100% whole grain products and no more than two (2) fried items on catering menus.
    • Progress To Date

      Oklahoma State University offers a healthier catering menu, which provides well more than the minimum of three types of fruits, three types of vegetables and two 100% whole grain offerings. The menu includes no fried selections. All items on the catering menu also meet the University's Choose Orange Criteria which encourages students, faculty and staff to follow the U.S. Dietary Guidelines by encouraging variety, nutrient density, appropriate portion sizes and shifts to healthier food and beverage choices.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017

Partner Statement

“On November 16, 2014, Oklahoma State University joined 19 other college and university campuses across the nation to team up with Partnership for a Healthier America for the Healthier Campus Initiative. One of our missions is to enrich the lives of our employees, students and communities, with a goal to have successful, engaged, productive, happy graduates. Oklahoma State University is pleased to set standards for promoting health and wellness by adopting PHA guidelines focused around nutrition, physical activity and programming. As we reflect on this milestone of completing our commitment elements; we acknowledge that the journey for health is not a destination point but a way of life. We will continue this great endeavor of creating a culture of wellness to help make a healthy impact in lives of those in and around our campus community.”