The Wellness Award applications were designed with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model in mind. The WSCC model is student centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices.
The award includes statewide recognition, a personalized plaque and a custom banner for the winning school and afterschool program, as well as a cash award—$2,500 for the winning school and $1,000 for the winning afterschool program—to be used to further nutrition, physical activity and/or other wellness efforts within the school or afterschool program.
The Oregon School and After School Wellness Awards are sponsored by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Afterschool for Kids (OregonASK), and the Nutrition Council of Oregon.
Apply now! Applications are open Dec. 1, 2022 to Jan. 31, 2023.
To learn more and apply, visit the School and Afterschool Wellness Awards page on the Oregon Department of Education website.