Program Details – Apples for Education

It’s time to make food and eating healthy fun and Apples4Ed will help. Five grants, worth $5,000 each, will be given to schools that are helping children learn about nutrition and having fun doing it.

Want resources to help spread the word about healthy eating? Download our Apples4Ed materials for teachers – including posters for classrooms and coloring workbooks for students.

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Timeline, Eligibility & Judging Criteria:

  • Complete the application by January 19, 2024, for eligibility. Winners will be selected in February and announced in March of 2024.
  • Five public schools from around the United States will be chosen to receive a $5,000 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 based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
    • General creativity
    • Promotes healthy eating habits in a new context that resonates with students
  • Longevity
    • Details a plan for sustaining the initiative over multiple years with the allotted budget and existing budget and/or community resources
  • Student Impact
    • 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)
  • Community Involvement
    • 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
  • Logistics
    • Explains how grant dollars will be budgeted
    • Explains the implementation plan and identify responsible parties
    • Explains program success measurements



Apples4Ed supports schools with grant funding to bring awareness to healthy eating habits and expose students to a wider variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.


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