Healthiness, Equity, and Sustainability of the WSU Food Environment

Food choices and environment

Food environments, including the places where people access food, the types of foods available, and the ways foods are marketed, have an enormous impact on people’s diets. Action is required to transform the food system and shift eating patterns toward those consistent with human health and sustainability.

Universities are uniquely placed to demonstrate leadership in supporting healthy and sustainable food systems and research shows most university students agree that their place of study should actively incorporate and promote sustainable foods.

The overarching aim of this project is to determine the healthiness, equity, and sustainability of food environments at WSU campuses to determine the scope for improvement to existing policies and procedures and campus food outlets.

SDGs 2,3,4,12