The National Healthy Schools Award is a prestigious achievement earned each year by hundreds of schools meeting a rigorous set of criteria. Criteria includes serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, offering high-quality health and physical education, and supporting staff wellness and empowering them to be healthy role models. 

Awarded schools are included on our annual list of America’s Healthiest Schools.

All awarded schools:

  • Meet or exceed federal nutrition standards for school meals and snacks
  • Offer breakfast daily
  • Implement district wellness policies and update progress annually
  • Provide students with at least 60 minutes of physical education per week and ensure physical activity throughout the school day

More information about the award, including eligibility requirements and the application process, is coming soon. To start your path toward becoming one of America’s Healthiest Schools, be sure to answer all the questions in our assessment tool.

Check out America’s Healthiest Schools over the years: