Creating Healthier Places

Loyola Marymount 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

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • 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

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • 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

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • 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

      Loyola Marymount University offers at least three desserts that have no more than 150 calories as served.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Designate healthier food and beverage options using a healthy icon at the point of presentation.
    • Progress To Date

      Loyola Marymount University identifies vegan items with a 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

      Loyola Marymount 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

      Implement a local food procurement program that increases procurement of local and sustainable foods.
    • Progress To Date

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Offer tray-less dining in at least seventy-five percent (75%) of dining venues.
    • Progress To Date

      Loyola Marymount University implemented tray-less dining in all campus dining facilities in 2008.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      Loyola Marymount University offers a catering menu which includes items that meet the Sodexo "Mindful" healthier food and nutrition guidelines.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      Loyola Marymount University makes free water available through water stations at residential buildings on campus.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • 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

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Post signage requiring cars to stop for pedestrians at all designated or marked crosswalks on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      Loyola Marymount University has posted signage requiring cars to stop for pedestrians at two designated crosswalks on campus.

    • 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

      Loyola Marymount University's student bike share program consists of 30 rental bikes available for rent by students, faculty or staff at the student run bike shop, The Cycling Lion. Students may check out a bicycle for up to 3 weeks at a time and ride the bikes on and off campus to nearby areas. Bikes are provided with helmets and U-Locks for safety and bike security. The program beta test was conducted during the 2017-2018 school year and a full launch of the program will occur during the Fall 2018 semester.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

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

      Loyola Marymount University provides 2.1 miles of marked bicycle lanes and paths throughout campus. All designated lanes and paths are 4ft or more in width.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a bicycle and pedestrian accommodation program/policy (e.g., Complete Streets) or participate in a national bicycle or pedestrian recognition program (e.g., Bicycle Friendly University)
    • Progress To Date

      Loyola Marymount University was designated as an Honorable Mention with the League of American Bicyclists, Bicycle Friendly University program in 2014. The University supports biking on campus with 2.1 miles of bike lanes, a free bike repair shop, an annual Des Colores bicycle auction, an alternative transportation incentive program and annual bicycle awareness events.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • 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

      Loyola Marymount University provides students with free access to the Burns Recreation Center for 15.7 hours per day, on average, each week.

    • 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

      Loyola Marymount University offers students free fitness orientations and assessments, as well as up to three free body composition tests per semester. All assessments and orientations are offered by certified personal trainers.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Make available certified personal trainers for all students.
    • Progress To Date

      Loyola Marymount University provides Burns Recreation Center members with access to six certified personal trainers for a nominal fee. All personal trainers are AFAA (Aerobic & Fitness Association of America), ACE (American Council of Exercise), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) or NCSF (National Council on Strength & Fitness) certified.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Implement an integrated, comprehensive wellness program for individuals on campus that is provided annually.
    • Progress To Date

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • 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 LMU Food Pantry at Loyola Marymount University was established in 2017 with the mission to provide free food to any student who may experience hunger or food insecurity due to financial hardships. The pantry operates five days per week and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Students may use the pantry confidentially and self-select enough food to care for their immediate needs.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Offer non-academic cooking skills classes that are available to students.
    • Progress To Date

      Insufficient data for verification.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2018
    • Reporting Date

      June 2018

Partner Statement

“The Partnership for a Healthier America Healthier Campus Initiative aligns with our University Mission which encapsulates ‘The Education of the Whole Person’ Students are at a pivotal time in College, and as educators/leaders, we can increase their awareness of making healthier lifestyle choices while in college. We all have a role to play and can make a difference in providing for healthier environments that foster healthy habits for maturing young adults. PHA is a conduit to that end which we are proud to participate. Loyola Marymount University has implemented a student nutritional program where the students can arrange to meet with a nutritionist to learn proper eating and wellness habits in association with a nutrition kiosk in our main dining hall. This year, a phone app for campus dining was introduced to allow students to review and track the nutrition information of the meals they eat.. Our focus at Loyola Marymount University with the Partnership for a Healthier America Campus Initiative is to encourage our campus family to make a lifestyle change and we have promoted this mission through our new cooking classes, physical activity competitions and more healthy food options and health awareness.”