When it comes to health and wellness, Northern Arizona University is making it easier for students, faculty and staff to have more options through the Healthier Campus Initiative.

The initiative, a program of the Partnership for a Healthier America, aims to improve campus health by formalizing campus guidelines around nutrition, physical activity and programming.

NAU is among the third cohort of schools to join the partnership. As a member, NAU will strengthen 23 wellness-related guidelines over the next three years.

“College is a pivotal time for students,” said Amy Phillips, assistant director of NAU Campus Recreation. “Our goal is to provide healthy choices now that will hopefully become a habit they carry throughout their lives.”

To kick off the initiative, NAU’s Campus Recreation, Campus Dining and Health Promotion teamed up for Healthy Campus Week, Sept. 21-25. Activities included an insight meditation class, mindful food tasting, wellness assessments and a Safe Jacks training open to all students, faculty and staff.

For information, contact Megan Anderson at megan.e.anderson@nau.edu.