Creating Healthier Places

California State University, Fresno

2018 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2017
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 a comparable plant-based food option at every platform serving meat.
    • Progress To Date

      California State University, Fresno offers a range of plant-based food options, with at least one plant-based entrée or side at every platform serving meat.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2020
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      California State University, Fresno makes free water available in all dining, recreational and educational facilities through a combination of water fountains, water dispensers and bottle filling stations.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2020
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      California State University, Fresno provides students with access to a Registered Dietitian to conduct nutrition assessments and provide free nutrition and wellness counseling on a wide range of nutritional concerns, including, but not limited to, weight management, diabetes, cardiovascular risk and personal goal setting.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2020
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a campus-wide program/policy that incentivizes the use of public or campus provided transportation.
    • Progress To Date

      California State University, Fresno incentivizes public transportation by offering students and employees free access to the Bulldog Express campus shuttle, the Fresno Area and Clovis Transit buses and the Fresno-Visalia Bus Route. The University also facilitates carpooling and ride sharing with the Zimride matching service and with preferential carpool parking permits.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2020
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Provide, without a user fee, sixteen (16)-hour per day access to at least one (1) fitness or recreation center for all students.
    • Progress To Date

      California State University, Fresno provides students with free access to the Student Recreation Center and Aquatics Center for 14.9 hours per day, on average, each week.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2020
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a program/policy that identifies students who may be food insecure and provides options on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      The California State University, Fresno Food Security Project is a multi-initiative program to support students experiencing food insecurity or other challenges that could inhibit their academic success. Initiatives include the Student Cupboard food pantry; a Student Cupboard garden to provide fresh fruits and vegetables; educational workshops on budgeting, cooking and healthy eating and connections to on- and off-campus resources such as CalFresh and WIC. The Student Cupboard distributed more than 200,000 pounds of food and 200 hygiene packs in 2016, serving an average of 1,600 students per month with more than 55,000 visits throughout the year.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2020
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018

Partner Statement

“Fresno State had a successful 2018 – our first full year as part of the Partnership for a Healthier America. We convened a campus-wide planning coalition of twenty-one members who continued to advise the Healthier Campus Initiative towards the completion of our twenty-three food and nutrition, physical activity/movement and programming guidelines. The highlight of the year was the launch of the marked Bulldog Walking Trails. Whether Fresno State students, faculty or staff are looking for a quick walk for their morning or afternoon break, a stress release from class or a longer trail that is perfect for a run, our marked 1-mile, 1.5-mile or 2-mile trails are ideal! A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to formally introduce the marked trails during Healthy Campus Week 2018. Healthy Campus Week had activities for faculty, staff and students all week long including a Fresh Fruit Walk, a Wellness & Me Fair, and a CalFresh Clinic that culminated with a Zumba class on Friday. Over 1,400 people were in attendance at the week of events with a reach of over 40,000 over the social media airwaves. 2019 promises to be the biggest year yet!”