Creating Healthier Places

Florida State University

2018 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

      Florida State University offers at least one wellness meal at breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Suwannee Room and Seminole Café dining venues. Wellness meal food and nutrition criteria is available online.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • 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

      Florida State University offers at least five fruits, five vegetables and five 100% whole grain options at both lunch and dinner at the Suwannee Rooms and Seminole cafe dining venues.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Offer and identify as healthier at point of presentation at least three (3) desserts at both lunch and dinner that have no more than 150 calories as served
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University offers at least three dessert and fruit options at both lunch and dinner with no more than 150 calories as served. Calories and other nutrition information is posted at the point of presentation.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Label food and beverage items offered with calories per serving at the point of presentation.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University identifies all foods and beverages with calories, additional nutrition information and the Sodexo"Mindful" healthy icon at the point of presentation.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a plant-based food option at every platform serving meat.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University 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 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a bicycle share/rental program and/or a subsidized bicycle purchase program for all individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University's FSU reCycle Bike program allows students to rent one of 70 refurbished bicycles for a nominal fee for the semester or for the academic year. The rental fee includes a brand new helmet, lock, front and rear lights, free basic repairs, access to safety classes, maintenance workshops and social rides, as well as a free Bike Eat Shop Tallahassee (BEST) lifetime membership which provides discounts to local restaurants and shops.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Offer, without a user fee, both: a. Fitness/recreation center orientation during the first semester for all incoming students and b. One (1) fitness assessment all students each academic year.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University's Fitness program offers a variety of free assessments and orientation sessions to help students achieve fitness goals. All students receive one 90-minute session with a fitness coach to learn about different equipment, fitness and training principles and works one-on-one with the coach to create an individualized 4-week workout routine. The Fitness team offers form assessments to ensure proper form in workouts and Polar Tri-fit assessments to evaluate body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Provide an outdoor fitness system.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University was awarded a National Fitness Campaign Healthy College grant in order to help fund the conversion of an outdoor tennis court into an outdoor bodyweight circuit training system. Installation is scheduled to be completed by the end of Spring 2019.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Offer at least one (1) free, organized and facilitated, outdoor physical activity/movement opportunity each week.
    • Progress To Date

      Florida State University offers an outdoor TRX class two times per week to engage students in organized, outdoor physical activity.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018

Partner Statement

“Florida State University is excited to have completed our Healthier Campus Initiative with Partnership for Healthier America. Over the past three years, FSU has worked diligently to meet the PHA guidelines and positively impact the campus community through various health initiatives. In 2018, FSU added a key position- the Associate Vice President for Wellness – that further solidifies the university’s commitment to health and wellness; and focuses on important fitness, nutrition, and mental health initiatives. We are also proud of our newest grant-sponsored outdoor fitness court. The plans to install this world-class outdoor fitness system were set into motion in late 2018, and we are excited to see the finished product- which makes fitness available to anyone on campus at any time- in fall 2019. As we move beyond formal commitments to PHA’s Healthier Campus Initiative, we are dedicated to providing accessible health and wellness initiatives to the entire campus community.”