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School Wellness Award

Background Information

Initiated in 2008 with the support of the Nutrition Council of Oregon, Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs created the School Wellness Awards to recognize schools for their outstanding efforts to improve child health and make the connection between nutrition, physical activity, and academic achievement. This year we are excited to announce the addition of the Afterschool Wellness Awards.

School Wellness Award 2019-2020

For the thirteenth year in a row, the Oregon Department of Education, the Nutrition Council of Oregon, and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council are teaming up to reward two exemplary schools for activating their local wellness policies and creating and sustaining a culture of wellness for students and staff. Each school selected will receive statewide recognition, a personalized plaque, and a custom banner, as well as a $2,500 award to be used to further nutrition, physical activity and/or other wellness efforts within their school.

Minimum Qualification

  • Schools must participate in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to apply.
  • Your district must have a board-adopted local wellness policy that reflects the Final Rule.
  • Only schools that have not previously received the School Wellness Award may apply.

Required Documentation

Optional Materials

  • A roster of Wellness Committee or SHAC Members

Application/Resources

*Please note: If you are a School District operating an Afterschool Program, you may only submit a single Wellness Award application. Duplicate category award submissions will be rejected.

Afterschool Wellness Award 2019-2020

The Oregon Department of Education, the Nutrition Council of Oregon, and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council are teaming up to reward two exemplary Afterschool Programs for creating and sustaining a culture of wellness for youth and staff. Each program selected will receive statewide recognition, a personalized plaque, and a custom banner, as well as a $1,000 award to be used to further nutrition, physical activity and/or other wellness efforts within their program.

Minimum Qualification

  • Afterschool Programs must participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Afterschool Program to apply.

Required Documentation

Optional Materials

  • Your organization's wellness policy or guidelines
  • A roster of Wellness Committee members

Application/Resources

*Please note: If you are a School District operating an Afterschool Program, you may only submit a single Wellness Award application. Duplicate category award submissions will be rejected.

Congratulations to 2018-2019 the School Wellness Award Winners Jason Lee Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School!

Jason Lee Elementary with School Wellness Award Banner Wilson Elementary with School Wellness Award Banner  

Previous Award Winners

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