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UNF recognized with ‘Healthiest Company Award’ for 13th consecutive year

The University of North Florida has been honored with the Platinum Level Award, the highest designation, in the 2021 Healthiest Companies Awards by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. This is the 13th consecutive year that UNF has received the Healthiest Company Award, which will be presented at a virtual conference Wednesday, May 5.

As a Platinum Award winner, UNF is recognized for its outstanding commitment to a healthy environment and its noteworthy strides to improve the health and wellbeing of its campus community. The Platinum Level award is based on program offerings, services and performance in the following categories: health behaviors, safety, physical activity, nutrition/weight management, mental health, organizational policies and prevention.

The award underscores the strides that the Healthy Osprey initiative is making and serves as a positive reminder that a collaborative, integrated approach can optimize the holistic health of the University community. Through diverse programs and services led by the Department of Recreation and Wellness, the Healthy Osprey initiative fosters physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual development which will lead to achieving and maintaining holistic health for the UNF campus community.

Highlights of UNF’s many ongoing Healthy Osprey initiatives include:  

  • Healthy Campus Week: In conjunction with Partnership for a Healthier America, UNF hosts Healthy Campus Week every September to highlight and promote the University’s health and wellness resources and services.
  • Mental Health First Aid Training: UNF’s Department of Recreation and Wellness, in partnership with Mental Health America of Northeast Florida, has certified over 60 UNF faculty, staff and students in Mental Health First Aid trainings.
  • National Nutrition Month: UNF’s wellness dietitians celebrate National Nutrition Month each March by collaborating with various departments to increase student knowledge regarding healthy food choices and eating habits on campus.

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council, Inc. is an initiative of Healthy Jacksonville 2020 and a community leader in supporting workplace health and wellness programs.