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Nutrition Awards

 

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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:

Special Diet Program of the Year
Special Diet Recipe of the Year
Wellness and Nutrition Program of the Year

Rules & Criteria

 

2024 Categories & Winners 

 

Wellness and Nutrition Program of the Year

 

This award focuses on fun and creative events to get students and guests involved in the experience of nutrition in their dining program. The winner of this award will showcase one initiative taken from the calendar year to engage their guests and provide education on nutrition.

The 2024 Wellness and Nutrition Program of the Year winners are:

Gold: 

Boston College

SUNY - Stony Brook

Texas Christian University

University of Maryland

Silver: 

Rider University

The University of Pennsylvania

University of Richmond

Bronze:

University of Utah

Honorable Mention:

Northeastern University

University of North Carolina

 

Special Diet Program of the Year          

 

In recognition that meeting students’ needs is a top priority for collegiate dining operations, NACUFS is offering an award category within its Nutrition Awards program. This new category will recognize programs that not only meet but exceed their students’ dietary and nutritional needs (including, but not limited to, religious restrictions, allergens, and lifestyle preferences).

The 2024 Special Diet Program of the Year winners are:

Gold:

George Mason University

Washington University in St. Louis

Silver:

University of California-Davis

University of North Carolina

 

Special Diet Recipe of the Year          

 

This award recognizes institutions who creatively showcase their special diet offerings in one amazing recipe. Whether your program excels at gluten-free, vegan, halal, kosher, or another special diet offering, your recipe can be submitted to this category (including, but not limited to, religious restrictions, allergens, and lifestyle preferences).

The 2024 Special Diet Recipe of the Year winners are:

Gold:

University of Connecticut

Silver:

SUNY Geneseo (black bean)

SUNY Geneseo (lentil tostada)

University of California-San Diego

Bronze: 

Elon University