Creating Healthier Places

University of Arizona

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

      University of Arizona offers at least one wellness meal at every breakfast, lunch and dinner served at its five campus dining venues. Wellness meals meet all PHA food and nutrition criteria and are promoted daily with signage and a sample plate.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 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

      University of Arizona offers well more than the minimum with at least 10 fruits, 10 vegetables and two 100% whole grain products available at each of the five dining venues on campus.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer only a total number of fried foods that does not exceed the total number of platforms available at both lunch and dinner (if served) across all venues.
    • Progress To Date

      University of Arizona offers a total number of fried foods that does not exceed the total number of platforms available for both lunch and dinner at its five dining venues.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Label food and beverage items offered with calories per serving at the point of presentation. OR Designate healthier food and beverage options using a healthy icon at the point of presentation.
    • Progress To Date

      University of Arizona designates healthier food and beverage options using the Healthy Habits and Well$pent healthy icons at the point of presentation and online. Items that are labeled Healthier Habits meet guidelines for calories, saturated fat, trans fat and sodium. The Well$pent icon identifies items that meet the same nutrition guidelines and are available for five dollars or less.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 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. OR Offer a healthier catering menu that only includes foods and beverages that meet healthier food and nutrition guidelines.
    • Progress To Date

      University of Arizona offers a Healthier Habits for Catered Events menu that includes only foods and beverages that meet healthier catering criteria, mutually agreed upon by the University and PHA.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Ensure the percentage of healthier beverage purchases (in dollars) is a minimum of sixty percent (60%) of total beverage purchases (in dollars) for catering.
    • Progress To Date

      During the 2016-2017 school year, 62 percent of University of Arizona’s catering beverage purchases met PHA’s healthy beverage criteria.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide at least one outdoor running/walking track that is open and available for use to individuals on campus and the community for at least three (3) hours per day .
    • Progress To Date

      University of Arizona offers a one-mile walking and running track on campus. The track is open to students, faculty, staff and the community every day of the week for a minimum of 3 hours, but generally 24 hours a day. This area is lit at night for those wishing to enjoy physical activity in the evening.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2018
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017

Partner Statement

“The University of Arizona is proud to participate in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative. In our second year, we have been able to submit and have third party verification completed for the remaining 35% of the required criteria surrounding nutrition, wellness and physical activity. We are excited to announce the University of Arizona has completed 100% of the required criteria in two years, one full year ahead of the three-year commitment period. The University has continued to strengthen its wellness efforts by ensuring five types of fruit, five types of vegetables & two whole grains are offered at lunch and dinner, providing an outdoor walking/running track on campus and implementing an integrated comprehensive wellness program annually through our Healthy Campus Week Summit & Expo. We continue our enthusiasm to excel in the areas of wellness focusing on diet, exercise & mind to become the Healthiest Campus in America!”