University of Oregon
2017 Progress Report
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.
The University of Oregon (UO) completed five metrics in 2017. We are proud to report on the following:
- I.B.1. Implement a local food procurement program… The UO Housing Dining and Catering department takes great pride in supporting over 45 local farms and vendors. We feature seasonal and local products and donate unused food to Food for Lane County.
- I.E.1.: Make free water available… UO has reconfigured many of our water fountains so water bottles are easily filled. We have free water available in all dining, recreational and educational buildings.
- II.A.2.: Post signage requiring cars to stop for pedestrians… UO is an avid bicycling community and also provides bus passes to all employees and students. We host large national events which requires us to be proactive in permanent and temporary signage for directing cars to adhere to crosswalks.
- III.A and III.B.6: Implement a comprehensive wellness program and offer non-academic cooking classes… The UO is proud to announce the opening of its new wellness center, The Duck Nest, as of fall 2016. After only one year of being open the Duck Nest offers many classes, including cooking, yoga, meditation and drop-in stress relief assistance.