August 27, 2014
With a new academic year upon us, it’s once again time for Greatist to round up the 25 healthiest colleges in America. These schools go the extra mile to create campus environments that nurture and educate students about healthy eating practices, provide excellent medical and mental health services and programs, and offer lots of opportunities to get and stay physically fit.
Take one look at the dining options available at the University of Georgia, and it’s no surprise why the school earned an A+ for campus food on College Prowler. Students looking for healthy options can just follow the “Bone-i-Fied Good” icon. One sample menu included Portabello mushroom Parmesan, gazpacho salad, and bean and soy chili. The school also offers robust nutrition services, including consulting for students with dietary restrictions, classes taught by a nutritionist, and the Build Your Plate program, which allows students on desktop or mobile devices to view the meal options on any given day, build a virtual plate, and assess its nutritional value. On the medical side, the university’s health services are truly a one-stop shop for all students’ needs. The health center offers medical, dental, and eye clinics, physical therapy, therapeutic massage, counseling and psychiatric services, and a pharmacy.