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1 B E R K E L E Y Steve Lustig, Associate Vice Chancellor, Health and Human Services Paula Flamm, Director, Social Services, University Health Services Vision for a Healthier Cal

2 UC Berkeley has multiple wellness approaches for students, faculty, staff. Examples: Giveaways about staying healthy during Spring Break. Giveaways about staying healthy during Spring Break. Lunchtime walking group and pedometer program. Lunchtime walking group and pedometer program. Take a Break software to download onto your computer, to prevent ergonomic injuries. Take a Break software to download onto your computer, to prevent ergonomic injuries. Stress management fairs with quick massages on Sproul Plaza. Stress management fairs with quick massages on Sproul Plaza.

3 Focus on: Initiatives of the Campus Nutrition & Physical Activity Work Group. Partnership with faculty, students, campus units, and the city of Berkeley. Partnership with faculty, students, campus units, and the city of Berkeley. Mission: To identify problems associated with poor nutrition & inactivity, and to recommend campus policy & environmental strategies to support UC Berkeley becoming a “healthy campus.” Mission: To identify problems associated with poor nutrition & inactivity, and to recommend campus policy & environmental strategies to support UC Berkeley becoming a “healthy campus.”

4 Key areas identified Needs assessments to guide recommendations & priorities. Needs assessments to guide recommendations & priorities. Partner with faculty on curricula, special projects, & research. Partner with faculty on curricula, special projects, & research. Review the built-environment to support healthy eating & physical activity, such as: Review the built-environment to support healthy eating & physical activity, such as: –showers in new or remodeled buildings, –increased walking and biking paths, Develop nutrition guidelines for food service operations, vending machines, and meetings/events. Develop nutrition guidelines for food service operations, vending machines, and meetings/events. Develop policies & environmental strategies to support more physical activity while at work or school. Develop policies & environmental strategies to support more physical activity while at work or school. Enhance education to complement environmental strategies. Enhance education to complement environmental strategies.

5 Work Group Membership Students from related academic programs. Students from related academic programs. Faculty: School of Public Health, Center for Weight & Health, Integrative Biology, Physical Education. Faculty: School of Public Health, Center for Weight & Health, Integrative Biology, Physical Education. Staff: Health Services (Nutritionist, Faculty/Staff Programs, Student Health Promotion, Medical Director) ; Human Resources ( Health Care Facilitato r); Rec Sports; Cal Dining. Staff: Health Services (Nutritionist, Faculty/Staff Programs, Student Health Promotion, Medical Director) ; Human Resources ( Health Care Facilitato r); Rec Sports; Cal Dining. City staff ( Mayor’s Task Force on Health and Nutrition ). City staff ( Mayor’s Task Force on Health and Nutrition ).

6 Major Initiatives To improve access to healthy food & beverage choices in campus venues, addressing availability & education for target sites & populations. 1) Cal Dining: a leader in college food service for healthy choices. Nutrition principles include: –All foods, spreads and oils are free of trans fats. –Fruits and vegetables at all meals. –Certified organic salad bars available in the Residence Halls. –Produce stand on campus 2x/week where students can use meal points for purchases. –Nutritional analysis of meals available on website.

7 Major Initiatives ) Campus snack vending carry 40% healthier product meeting State nutrition standards for snacks; point-of- purchase educational signs on all vending machines. 3) Athletic concession contract requests include recommendations for healthy food & beverage options. 4) Campus catering contracts to include recommendation for healthy options; UCB Guide for Healthy Food & Beverage Choices at Meetings & Events (available in May).

8 Conclusion By establishing policies and priorities to optimize the campus nutrition & physical activity environment, UC Berkeley can make an important contribution to the health and well-being of all members of the campus community and beyond.

9 Tabling Session Look for the Signs Public Info Campaign (Tier 2) Campaign to address mental health issues. Bookmarks & posters for general campus, Bookmarks & posters for general campus, “Call a friend” phone card giveaway, “Call a friend” phone card giveaway, Posters/door stickers to designate staff, faculty, & student leaders trained to assist students in need of mental health services. Posters/door stickers to designate staff, faculty, & student leaders trained to assist students in need of mental health services. Vision for a Healthier Cal (Tier 3) Materials from the work group will be available.


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