NC State named one of country’s healthiest universities

NC State University was recognized this week as “One of the 26 Healthiest Colleges” in the United States, by greatist.com. Criteria for the ranking was based on the evaluation of students’ accessibility to healthy food, fitness facilities, medical and mental health services.

The article, released on Monday, notes NC State’s efforts through technology to inform students on nutritional and allergen information in Dining Halls and the wide array of fitness and wellness offerings. Recognition was also noted as NC State was the first institution to complete the Healthy Campus criteria set by Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which outlines 23 guidelines on nutrition, physical activity, and transportation.

Services offered by Student Health Services, coupled with short wait times and diverse options for counseling added to NC State receiving this accolade.

“This national acknowledgment is a byproduct of how NC State is working hard to prioritize the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff by making the healthy choice the easy choice. Our goal is to build a thriving Wolfpack community and a campus that supports the whole student”, said Stacy Connell, Associate Director of University Recreation.

This is NC State’s first year on the list. View the entire list at Greatist.com.