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Apples4Ed: Be Apple Smart, Be Apple Quick, Be Apple Successful, Be Apple Creative

Get Your School on Board

Compete for a Healthy Snacking Grant

November 2017

Nominations close end of the month

December 2017

Judging Committee of USApple, SNA and NASDA Convenes to Determine Finalists

January/February 2018

Consumer Voting on Finalists and Winners Announced

  • The U.S. Apple Association, in partnership with the School Nutrition Association and the National Association of State Department of Agricultures, will fund three separate, healthy snacking initiatives on school campuses across the country in 2018, through the Apples4Ed program.
  • First place will be awarded a $10,000 grant and two runner-ups will each receive $5,000. Checks will be presented to the schools in person, in January and February of 2018.
  • A judging panel of representatives from USApple, SNA and NASDA will determine finalists based upon a combination of creativity, student impact, long-term viability and community involvement.
  • A program that encourages daily consumption of healthy, balanced snacks that positively impact student achievement, focus, fitness and mood.
  • So what does that mean? Get creative! We want to hear from you. Do you have an idea to harvest a school garden on campus? Or do you have big plans for a snack pantry to keep students fueled and energized through the day? What about a new cooking and fitness competition to promote healthy lifestyles? Think big!
  • Fill out the form here before November 30, 2017. All nominations must fall into one of three categories:
    • Hands on Learning
    • Event
    • Food Service
  • All schools, with students enrolled from Kindergarten up through 12th grade will be eligible and considered for the grant.