Nutrition Awards

Entry for the 2023 Nutrition Awards is now open! The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023. 

The Nutrition Awards recognize the outstanding nutrition and wellness programs implemented within collegiate dining programs of our institutional members. The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) celebrates the innovative programs created to meet the needs of a dynamic student population in the following categories:

Most Innovative Wellness & Nutrition Program


This annual contest celebrates institutions who have implemented an innovative and effective wellness and/or nutrition program during the previous academic year.


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Judging Criteria                          
            
Submission Form


The 2022 most innovative wellness & nutrition program winners are:

Gold: University of Maryland
Silver: University of Massachusetts
Bronze: Washington university in St. Louis

Best Local Foods Recipe


This biennial contest celebrates institutions who use locally produced foods in their menus. This contest takes place in odd-numbered years.

Contest Rules
Judging Criteria
Submission Form                      

 
Best Vegan Recipe
 

This biennial contest celebrates institutions who have incorporated creative and healthy vegan recipes in their menus. This contest takes place in even-numbered years.

The 2022 Best Vegan Recipe winners are:


Gold: University of Connecticut

Silver: Buffalo State College

Bronze: Marist College