2019 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.
Belmont University joined Partnership for a Healthier America in spring 2019, and in just a few short months, we made great strides to improving the health of our students and university as a whole. A few highlights from our 2019 commitment include tray-less dining to promote mindful eating and decreased food waste, access to free water and/or bottle filling stations in each academic and resident building on campus, as well as access to a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for all students through individual appointments and monthly nutrition education classes. The dietitian also organizes events throughout the semester, including campus farmers markets and a blender bike smoothie event to encourage increased fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy lifestyle. Fitness and recreation also raised the bar by granting students access to personal trainers and offering equipment and class instructional sessions geared toward breaking down common barriers to fitness. Outdoor recreation also provides Belmont students with access to a variety of outdoor equipment for a nominal fee to encourage fitness in an outdoor setting. Belmont University is committed to improving the health of our university and is excited to move forward with our nutrition and fitness goals for 2020.