University of the Virgin Islands
2018 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.
“On April 11, 2018, the Albert Sheen Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix, USVI, committed to the PHA-HCI to meet 23 guidelines, in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and programming, all with the intent to improve the health environment for students, faculty and staff. Being in a tropical climate, promoting water consumption was a key strategy to improve hydration so free water was provided at many campus functions and all were encouraged to hydrate with water, as a great way to reduce intake of sugary beverages in addition to gaining the benefits of drinking water for good health. The HCI on campus was launched with a fun kick-off event, hosted by the university president and the HCI steering committee. Over the course of the school year, more than three health fairs were scheduled by the health services office and physical activity opportunities at no cost coordinated by the campus ROTC program and steering committee. The goal is to create improvements in the overall campus environment, in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and policies that will have make healthier living now and for generations to come the norm rather than the exception.”