NAU joins Healthier Campus Initiative to expand wellness options

Students attend Wellness Wednesday

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.

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