UNT named Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- On March 24 (Monday) the University of North Texas received a Gold Level award from the American Heart Association as a Fit-Friendly Worksite. Fit-Friendly Worksites are workplaces that go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health. The Gold Level award is for worksites that fulfill criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work and promoting a wellness culture.
"We are working to arm both students and staff with the resources they need to make healthy choices," said Teresa McKinney, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, Health & Wellness.
UNT works to encourage wellbeing among its employees and students through initiatives such as our Administrative Leave for Fitness Program, walking routes, massage therapists, provision of healthy meal options including an entirely vegan cafeteria, BMI testing and support services like the Meadows Center for Health Resources, the Student Health and Wellness Center, Counseling and Testing Services and Recreation Center.
"We work to understand the habits of our students and staff so we can determine if they understand how and where to find wellness resources," McKinney said.