It's time to apply for the
School Wellness Award
! For the 11th year in a row, the School Wellness Award will be given to three Oregon schools. Supported by the
Oregon Department of Education (ODE)
Nutrition Council of Oregon
, and the
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council
, the awards recognize schools' efforts in putting their local wellness policies into action and making the connection between nutrition, physical activity and academic achievement.
A Blue Ribbon Panel, appointed by ODE, will review the applications and Deputy Superintendent Salam Noor will make the final selection of the three award winning schools.
Winning schools will receive a $2,500 check to enhance nutrition and physical activity at their school, a banner and a signed plaque in recognition of their achievement.
This award not only recognizes schools for their accomplishments, but winning schools also serve as models for other schools working to create healthier school environments.
The application deadline is January 31, 2018.
Oregon schools who are actively working to improve student and staff wellness should
apply via Survey Monkey by clicking the red button below
. The application must be completed at the time the Survey Monkey form is accessed, so it's a good idea to download, print and complete the
preview application (.pdf)