What is the National Healthy Schools Award?

The National Healthy Schools Award is a prestigious achievement that celebrates your hard work in creating a healthier school!  Schools that receive this award meet best practice criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and outlined in the Healthy Schools Program Framework of Best Practice Criteria. Awards are granted at the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. Award winning schools are recognized as America's Healthiest Schools.

Awarded Schools Receive:

  • Inclusion in our 2017 list of America's Healthiest Schools, which was seen by more than 60 million people last year through social media and over 140 local and national media placements, including USA Today and The Huffington Post.
  • Certificate and Letters of commendation
  • Marketing materials, including large banner for your school (example)

See how Northeast Elementary was able
to achieve the National Healthy Schools Award

If your school is eligible (see "Who Can Apply for an Award?" section below), click the button below to start your Award Application. 


Click Here to Open the Award Application


Questions about the award application? Check out our recent webinar, available on demand, where our National Experts addressed real questions from real applicants.


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Who Can Apply for an Award?


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Why should my school apply to earn a National Healthy Schools Award?


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How does the Alliance recognize and celebrate schools that earn an award?


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Steps to Achieving a National Healthy Schools Award


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Healthy Schools Award Criteria Explorer


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Application Timeline


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How to Apply for a National Healthy Schools Award


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How can my School District support my Application?


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Tips, Tools and Resources


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Award Reciprocity with USDA’s Healthier US School Challenge Award and Let’s Move! Active Schools Award.


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Application Review and Feedback for Schools and Districts


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Celebrate Past Award Winners


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