Program Details – Apples for Education


Implement a healthy snacking program that will support your students in a creative and relevant way.

The U.S. Apple Association, in partnership with the School Nutrition Association and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, will fund five healthy snacking initiatives on school campuses across the United States in 2019.

Timeline, Eligibility & Judging Criteria:

  • Complete the application by January 18, 2019, for eligibility. Winners will be selected in February and announced in March and April of 2019.
  • Five schools from around the United States will be chosen to receive a $4,000 grant.
  • Public schools with students enrolled in any grade from Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to apply.

Winners will be selected by a judging panel of representatives from USApple, SNA and NASDA based on the following criteria:

  • General creativity
  • Promotes healthy eating habits in a new context that resonates with students
  • Explains plan for sustaining the initiative over multiple years with the allotted budget and existing budget and/or community resources
  • Includes the number of students impacted or the number of students depending on school for nutritional assistance
  • Identifies research findings that show suggested outcomes for the proposed plan
  • Identifies learning outcomes for students that they are not getting from other areas of curriculum, or other learning outcomes this plan would supplement
  • Demonstrates regularity or frequency with which students will learn from or benefit from the plan
  • Indicates nutrition quality students are likely to derive from this program (fresh produce ranked highest, with processed or less nutrient-dense snacks ranked lowest)
  • Demonstrate community involvement that creates long-term viability.
  • Explain how initiative leads to a healthier community by promoting healthy food choices inside and outside the school
  • Explains how grant dollars will be budgeted
  • Explains the implementation plan and identify responsible parties
  • Explains program success measurements

Help your students become lifelong healthy eaters.

Nominate your school for a $4,000 grant to support healthy snacking.

Submit Your School