Creating Healthier Places

University of New Hampshire

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 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 New Hampshire offers a total number of fried foods that does not exceed the total number of platforms available at both lunch and dinner across all dining venues.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide marked walking routes on campus, one of which must be at least two (2) miles in length and have distance markers at regular intervals. A route map is made available to individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      The 2.14 mile College Woods trail was created though a partnership between Healthy UNH, Campus Planning, Office of Woodlands and Natural Areas, Campus Recreation and the Affirmative Action and Equity Office. A 1.86 mile accessible portion of the trail follows man-made surfaces leading to a packed natural surface in the woods. Thirty-two distance markers mark the full trail with less than 0.2 miles between each marker.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a mandatory health and wellness education online module to be completed by all incoming first year or transfer students, upon registering with the college or university.
    • Progress To Date

      University of New Hampshire has developed an online health and wellness awareness module, which is mandatory for incoming first year or transfer students. The module features information on physical fitness and dieting myths and helps guide students new to the campus toward the University’s health and wellness resources.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017

Partner Statement

“UNH is committed to providing every member of our community with the information and options they need to make healthy choices. Participating in the Healthier Campus Initiative was a great step forward in campus efforts to improve the overall health and well-being of the UNH community. UNH is incredibly proud its accomplishments and to have completed its commitment to PHA.”