It’s difficult to find a part of the university experience more impacted by a student’s newfound freedom than the area of healthy living. In fact, recent studies show many students develop poor nutrition and fitness habits during their college years that may lead to a lifetime of potential health issues.
To help reverse this trend, Mary Baldwin is announcing a three-year commitment to the Healthier Campus Initiative (HCI), a pioneering program designed by the nonprofit organization Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). The university was recognized on the national stage as being part of the initiative during PHA’s Accelerating a Healthier Future Summit in Chicago in April.
“We couldn’t be more proud to have Mary Baldwin University as a PHA partner,” said Blythe Thomas, Partnership for a Healthier America’s chief marketing officer. “Mary Baldwin’s leadership and commitment is an important step forward towards realizing PHA’s goal that all young people grow up free from obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions associated with excess weight.”