Program Details – Apples for Education

The U.S. Apple Association will fund five healthy snacking initiatives on school campuses across the United States in 2023.

Submit your school for grant funding for supplemental nutrition or programs that teach students how to make healthy choices.

Submit Your School

Timeline, Eligibility & Judging Criteria:

  • Complete the application by January 25, 2023, for eligibility. Winners will be selected and announced in April of 2023. 
    Submissions are now closed. We will begin accepting applications in October 2023, so stay tuned!
  • Five 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:

  • 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

Want to narrow the nutrition gap in your community?

Nominate your school for a $5,000 grant to support student nutrition.

Submit Your School