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.

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Winners of the Smart From The Start Awards!

Prizes:

Grand Prize

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

10 Runners-Up

  • $2,500 grant
  • Prize pack of books

MEET LAST YEAR’S LUCKY WINNERS!

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 for their energy balance action plan.
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 preschoolers 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.
Smart From the Start Grand Prize Award winners at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport, CT display their great big check for $20,000!
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