Win for Your School

If there is one thing I would love for schools to take away from this, it's that you can't look at it as one more thing to do. Embrace it and look at it as a way to give true, real-life meaning to the skills that you're teaching.

- Dana Penick, Principal, Myrtle Beach Intermediate

Meet Our Winners

Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Winners of the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes and the Smart From The Start Awards!

Students at Southside Elementary School in Nortonville, KY are the grand prize winners of the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes!
Smart From the Start Grand Prize Award winners at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport, CT display their great big check for $20,000!
Susan Ralston, Senior Advisor to the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation presents the Principal of Artspace Charter School in Swannoanoa, NC their grand prize grant of $30,000 for winning the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes.
Becky Johnson, Vice President, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, hands out Together Counts™ wristbands to Smart From the Start Grand Prize Award winners at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport, CT
Students at Southside Elementary School in Nortonville, KY celebrate their grand prize grant of $30,000 for winning the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes!
Congratulations to Southside Elementary School in Nortonville, KY! The staff is joined by Becky Johnson, Vice President of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation as they share in accepting the grand prize grant of $30,000 for the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes!
Students and faculty at Artspace Charter School in Swannoanoa, NC celebrate their grand prize grant of $30,000 for winning the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes.
Students at Barry Elementary School – the Grand Prize Winner of the 2013-2014 Find Your Balance Challenge – demonstrate Energy Out by modeling ways to stay active and healthy at their celebratory assembly.
Barry Elementary fifth graders proudly display proof that hard work pays off, while holding their Grand Prize for the Find Your Balance Challenge!
Students celebrate at Piedmont Elementary School in Piedmont, Alabama when they get the news they are Grand Prize winners in the 2013-2014 Healthy Playground Makeovers Sweepstakes. Joining the students in the fun is Becky Johnson, Vice President Operations at the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
Students celebrate at Piedmont Elementary School in Piedmont, Alabama when they get the news they are Grand Prize winners in the 2013-2014 Healthy Playground Makeovers Sweepstakes.
The 1st ever grand prize winners of “Smart from the Start Awards” gather to capture the moment. Pictured with the school children receiving the $20,000 grant are members of the teaching staff and Director/Founder of the school and winning entrant, Keiana Davis(center). Also pictured, Julia Sabin(left), VP of Industry & Government Affairs from The J.M. Smucker Company and member of HWCF and Becky Johnson(right), VP Operations for HWCF. 
Pre-K children get moving outside at Just Like Grandma’s Childcare & Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio. The school is the 2013 – 2014 grand prize winner of our “Smart from the Start Awards,” earning a $20,000 grant for their energy balance action plan.
High five! WE WON!! Preschoolers celebrate at Just Like Grandma’s Childcare & Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio. The school is the 2013 – 2014 grand prize winner of our “Smart from the Start Awards,” earning a $20,000 grant for their energy balance action plan.
Velasco Elementary School in Freeport, TX celebrated winning the Gold Award in the HealthierUS Schools Incentives Sweepstakes with a school assembly that included an Energy Balance 101 quiz game!
The students at Velasco Elementary School are excited for their new playground that the grant award from the HealthierUS Schools Incentives Sweepstakes will help fund.
The Velasco Elementary School PTA President and Superintendent as well as the Freeport Mayor and other city officials joined the celebratory assembly to congratulate Velasco Elementary School’s Gold Award.
New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft surprised William E. Russell Elementary School in Dorchester, MA with the news that he would be matching the Find Your Balance Challenge’s $30,000 Grand Prize!
Rainy weather didn’t stop the students at William E. Russell Elementary School from having fun and being active at their Ultimate Energy Balance Party!

Energy Balance in Action

Find inspiration from these schools who have developed creative plans to address some of their school's unique energy balance challenges, resulting in positive changes to their wellness programs.