Partnership for a Healthier America

The Partnership for a Healthier America‘s Healthier Campus Initiative brokers commitments with colleges and universities to make their campuses healthier by adopting guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming. The effort strives to include a diverse array of colleges and universities.

Campuses influence tomorrow’s parents, teachers, coaches, and more. It is critical that we help colleges and universities offer students, faculty and staff—as early as possible—healthier choices that will ensure their success.

 The University of Miami‘s commitments to the PHA Healthier Campus Initiative include:

  • Provide healthier food and beverage services in campus-operated dining venues
  • Implement local food or sustainability program in campus food service
  • Provide healthier catering services on campus
  • Promote water consumption on campus
  • Provide trained food and nutrition professionals on campus
  • Create a built environment that encourages healthier choices on campus
  • Encourage student physical activity/movement through facilities and programs on campus
  • Encourage outdoor physical activity/movement on campus
  • Provide trained physical activity/movement professionals on campus
  • Implement an integrated, comprehensive wellness program for individuals
  • Offer service-learning and non-academic wellness programs

PHA works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make the healthy choice the easy choice for busy parents and families.PHA’s private sector partners make meaningful commitments to help end the childhood obesity epidemic, and PHA ensures commitments made are commitments kept by measuring and reporting annually on their progress.