USDA and Action for Healthy Kids Informational Webinar:
Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards
September 21, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:00pm EST
In case you missed it, as part of a cooperative agreement to implement the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative, Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) has launched the Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards to celebrate school food authorities (SFA) that have made significant improvements to the nutritional quality of their school meals.
On September 21, 2023, AFHK will host an informational webinar about the Recognition Awards, from 3:00 – 4:00pm Eastern Time. Register Today! This webinar will be archived on the AFHK website for those unable to attend the live session.
The Healthy Meals Incentives Recognition Awards will spotlight innovative practices, student and community engagement activities, and strategies that SFAs have used to provide meals that are consistent with the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. SFAs can apply for one or more of the following Recognition Awards categories:
· Breakfast Trailblazer
· Small and/or Rural SFA Breakfast Trailblazer
· Lunch Trailblazer
· Small and/or Rural SFA Lunch Trailblazer
· Innovative School Lunch Makeover
· Innovation in the Cultural Diversity of School Meals
· Innovation in the Preparation of School Meals
· Innovation in Nutrition Education
SFAs are eligible to apply for the Recognition Awards if they participate in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the United States Virgin Islands. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis over a two-year application period ending June 30, 2025.
For more information and to find the Recognition Awards application, please visit: www.healthymealsincentives.org.
USDA-Food and Nutrition Service, External Affairs Office