Creating Healthier Places

University of North Dakota

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

      University of North Dakota offers at least one wellness meal at each breakfast, lunch and dinner meal served. The Squires and Wilkerson dining facilities offer a five-week cycle menu with a different wellness meal option for every breakfast, lunch and dinner on each day of the cycle. Meals meet PHA food and nutrition criteria and are displayed with a sample plate and a display poster and sign identifying the components of the wellness meal.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

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

      University of North Dakota offers a healthy catering menu that only includes foods and beverages awarded one to three stars by the Guiding Star Criteria, as approved by PHA. The menu features a variety of options including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat and fat-free dairy.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

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

      University of North Dakota provides access to free water in all dining, recreational and educational facilities.

    • 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

      University of North Dakota offers two marked walking trails throughout campus. The orange trail provides two miles of paved trail, marked every 0.2 miles. The black trail follows the orange trail, but offers a shorter one-mile loop.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide designated bicycle lanes on major roads and/or offer off-street bicycle paths throughout campus.
    • Progress To Date

      University of North Dakota provides more than 48 miles of designated bike lanes, bike routes, multi-use paths, sharrows and unpaved trails throughout campus.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017

Partner Statement

“The University of North Dakota (UND) has completed the three-year commitment (2014-2017) by completing 23 of the commitment options. While the commitment with PHA has officially ended, we continue to provide a supportive wellness environment on campus, and are working to continually improve the culture and programming at UND. UND continues to participate in Healthy Campus Week in the fall, and supporting the PHA/Healthier Campus Initiative by continually expanding on the additional commitments. The commitments have enabled our department to collaborate with other departments and groups on campus to help make the ‘healthy choice the easy choice.'”