Purpose and Eligibility
The purpose of Florida’s “What Works” Contest is to encourage and reward outstanding practices in schools that go above and beyond during our recognition weeks:
- September 16-20, 2013 – Florida School Breakfast Week
- October 14-18, 2013 – National School Lunch Week
- November 18-22, 2013 – Farm to School Week
This contest is open to any school that is participating in the USDA National School Lunch Program during SY 13/14.
Submit a brief summary showing the creative or innovative idea that was implemented in the category you’ve chosen.
Additional documents that can be included are:
- Newspaper articles
- School bulletin
- Creative marketing documents
- Promotional items
Scores or grades will not be applied at all for this contest. We will look at them based on the level of impact, as well as the creative or innovative idea that is shown through the documentation that we receive.
Entries must be received by:
- Monday, September 30, 2013 for Florida School Breakfast Week (September 16-20, 2013)
- Monday, October 28, 2013 for National School Lunch Week (October 14-18, 2013)
- Monday, December 2, 2013 for Farm to School Week (November 18-22, 2013)
Announcement of the Winners
We will announce the winner via email to the contact person listed on the entry form. We will announce the winners and provide a brief statement on the awesome efforts that were achieved in Robin Safley’s monthly newsletter, on our website, posted on Facebook, as well as listed in the Thursday update.
Just for submitting an entry, you will receive a Smarter Lunchroom package. Note: Limit 1 Smarter Lunchroom package per school.
We have purchased a number of prizes [ ] within three categories: nutrition education, school gardens, and physical activity. The items that we purchased will either be able to help continue in your existing efforts or help you to begin.
There will be three sets of winners for each category. First place will choose three items from our prizes. Second place will choose two items from our prizes. Third place will choose one item from our prizes. Please see attached list of prizes you could win!
Please mail the completed nomination entry form [ ] with attachments to:
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness
600 South Calhoun Street (H2), Room 120
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
If you have questions, please contact Aimee Ashley at (850) 617-7409 or Aimee.Ashley@FreshFromFlorida.com.