Recognition and Award Programs


Check out the various recognition programs for schools that promote a healthier school environment.



HealthierUS School Challenge

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Get national recognition and earn money for your school! This voluntary certification initiative recognizes schools that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.


Healthy Schools Program

Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Earn a Healthy Schools Program National Recognition Award by creating healthier school environments in seven wellness categories that address school health improvement.


Fuel Up to Play 60

National Dairy Council; National Football League; United States Department of Agriculture.

This in-school nutrition and physical education program empowers students to create and implement activities that reward them for making healthy choices, and inspire change in their school. There are a variety of tools and resources, including school activation kits and “play books” for enhancing the school health environment. Students can win prizes for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day.


Green Ribbon Schools

US Department of Education.

This recognition award honors schools and districts that are exemplary in reducing environment impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education.


Eco-Schools

National Wildlife Federation.

A program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their school and curriculum. Implement the 7 steps in a variety of environmental pathways and apply for an Eco-Schools Award.


Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Participate in this voluntary program that includes an assessment, professional development, and motivational recognition to empower students to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle.