Physical Health

Partners from across campus develop programs, initiatives, and services to improve students' nutrition, fitness, sleep, promote campus sustainability, improve body image, and prevent eating disorders. FSU-specific data, collected from the National College Health Assessment and Healthy Bodies survey, helps the team identify specific goals and objectives. Have Questions? Contact the committee chair, TBD.

Meeting Times

Spring 2016: 1st Friday of each month, starting February 5th in HWC 5700

Committee Composition

The Healthy Campus Physical Health team consists of students, faculty, and staff with representation from University Health Services, Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness, Housing, University Counseling Center, Campus Recreation, FSU Police Department, Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement, Student Government Association, Athletics, Student Activities, Seminole Dining, Business Services, Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences (NFES), Biological Sciences, Modern Language and Linguistics, Campus Sustainability, dietetic interns, nutrition educators, and other students.

Goals & Objectives

  • Decrease the percentage of students who consume "0" fruits and vegetables per day
  • Increase the percentage of students who engage in 3 to 5 30-minute bouts of moderate intensity physical activity per week
  • Decrease the percentage of students who report "exercising in a driven or compulsive way as a means to control their weight, shape or amount of fat or to burn off calories."
  • Decrease the percentage of students who report "becoming more concerned about their body shape and weight since starting at FSU."

Present Initiatives

  • Love Your Body Day
  • Spring Wellness Event
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • The Body Project
  • Ask a Nutrition or Wellness Educator in Suwanee
  • Cooking Classes in the Residences Halls
  • Nutrition Education with the College of Medicine
  • Employee Wellness Program with Admissions and Records Department

Past Initiatives

  • Migrant Farm Workers Fair in collaboration College of Medicine
  • Summer Faculty and Staff Wellness Program

Data Driving Our Work

  • 11% percent of students consume "0" fruits and vegetables per day
  • 53% percent of students engage in 3 to 5 30-minute bouts of moderate intensity physical activity per week
  • 28% percentage of students report "exercising in a driven or compulsive way as a means to control their weight, shape or amount of fat or to burn off calories."
  • 51% percent of students report "becoming more concerned about their body shape and weight since starting at FSU."
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