Smart from the Start Awards

Overview

The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity at their preschool. By the end of this school year, Smart from the Start will have awarded almost 50 grants helping families, community members, students, and faculty make life-changing decisions for a healthier lifestyle.

Prizes:

Grand Prize

  • $20,000 grant for the preschool
  • Prize pack of books

10 Runners-Up

  • $2,500 grant
  • Prize pack of books

ARE YOU READY TO WIN $20K FOR YOUR SCHOOL?

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Deadline: Thursday, March 2, 2017

MEET OUR PAST WINNERS!

Students from Treadwell Elementary took the stage to share in the celebration of winning the 2016 Smart from the Start Awards Grand Prize!
Smart From the Start Grand Prize Award winners at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport, CT display their great big check for $20,000!
Treadwell Elementary in Memphis, TN is the Grand Prize Winner of the Smart from the Start Awards! A Pre-K through grade 5 school, Treadwell will roll out the Together Counts curriculum to their entire student body.
Treadwell Elementary School Principal Tanisha Heaston, Jessica from Discovery Education, and HWCF Executive Director, Becky Johnson, were on hand to deliver the big news in May!
It’s all about the kids! We’re excited this group will benefit from the healthy changes at their school resulting from their Grand Prize win in the 2016 Smart from the Start Awards.
Preschoolers at Just Like Grandma’s Childcare & Learning Center in Columbus, Ohio get outside and get moving. They are the 2013 – 2014 grand prize winners of our “Smart from the Start Awards,” earning a $20,000 grant.
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. 
A happy preschooler 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.
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.