Creating Healthier Places

SUNY Cortland

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2016
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to meet 23 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

      SUNY Cortland implemented trayless dining in 2012 for all campus dining and retail operation venues.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2019
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a minimum five (5) types of fruits, five (5) types of vegetables and two (2) 100% whole grain products at both lunch and dinner (if served).
    • Progress To Date

      SUNY Cortland offers at least five types of fruits, five types of vegetables and two 100% whole grain products at both lunch and dinner in its two campus dining venues.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2019
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer and identify as healthier at point of presentation at least three (3) desserts at both lunch and dinner that have no more than 150 calories as served
    • Progress To Date

      SUNY Cortland offers and identifies healthier desserts at both lunch and dinner that have no more than 150 calories as served. At two of the four meals reviewed, all desserts offered contained no more than 150 calories, and at the remaining two meals at least three healthier options were available.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2019
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

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

      SUNY Cortland offers free water at all dining, recreational and educational facilities providing access to a combination of water fountains and bottle filling stations.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2019
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Make available Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) for personal nutrition assessments and counseling to all students.
    • Progress To Date

      SUNY Cortland students have access to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for free nutrition assessments and counseling on a range of topics, including healthful eating, weight management, special diets, disordered eating, food allergies and medical nutrition therapy.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2019
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement an integrated, comprehensive wellness program for individuals on campus that is provided annually.
    • Progress To Date

      SUNY Cortland's Health Promotion Office serves as the center of programming and information on health and wellness for the University. The Health Promotion Office is committed to increasing community awareness concerning health issues and helping individuals develop the skills and attitudes necessary to make responsible personal and community health decisions. The office facilitates a series of wellness committees, provides RA training and implements programs to support health for all students.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2019
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a program/policy that supports and accommodates breastfeeding for individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      SUNY Cortland provides support for breastfeeding through a range of policies and initiatives. 15 minutes of paid break time for every three hours worked is provided to breastfeeding mothers to nurse or express breast milk. Nursing mothers also have access to three private spaces. Additionally, the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center has been designated a Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Center by the New York State Department of Health’s Child and Adult Food Care Program. As required by this designation, The SUNY Cortland Child Care Center maintains a written policy on breastfeeding, provides a welcoming atmosphere, trains staff to support breastfeeding families and educates parents on effective breastfeeding practices.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2019
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017

Partner Statement

“SUNY Cortland is on a great path to completing all their deliverables. Seven of our twenty-three have already been verified and we already have many more done, waiting on their submission this year! We are excited at our progress and hope to expand our programs even more after our commitment.”