UNF makes strides toward a healthier campus

Brianna Dillon

UNF has signed on with the Partnership for a Healthier America to encourage healthier lifestyles on campus. Photo courtesy of Facebook
UNF has signed on with the Partnership for a Healthier America to encourage healthier lifestyles on campus. Image courtesy Facebook

UNF has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and made a three-year commitment to adopt guidelines for food and nutrition, physical activity/movement and programming, according to a press release.

The PHA works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier.

Through the Healthy Osprey initiative, UNF’s Department of Health Promotion will implement changes to make healthier choices easier for students, faculty and staff across campus.

“UNF is already meeting many set guidelines but joining the Partnership gives us national visibility and recognition for the hard work we’ve done while pushing us to do more,” Director of Health Awareness Shelly Purser said.

UNF is among 37 other colleges and universities that have joined the PHA’s Healthier Campus Initiative, which, according to the press release, will impact over 800,000 students and 250,000 faculty and staff collectively.

“We know that going to college is a time of change for many students–we also know that means it’s a time when new habits are formed,” PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler said. “By creating healthier food and physical activity environments today, campuses and universities are encouraging healthier habits that will carry over into tomorrow.”

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