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Awards

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. Smart from the Start has awarded almost 50 grants helping families, community members, students, and faculty make life-changing decisions for a healthier lifestyle.

Meet our Past Winners!

Treadwell Elementary
Students from Treadwell Elementary took the stage to share in the celebration of winning the 2016 Smart from the Start Awards Grand Prize!
New Beginnings Family Academy
Smart From the Start Grand Prize Award winners at New Beginnings Family Academy in Bridgeport, CT display their great big check for $20,000!
Treadwell Elementary in Memphis
Treadwell Elementary in Memphis, TN is the Grand Prize Winner of the Smart from the Start Awards! A Pre-K through grade 5 school, Treadwell will roll out the Together Counts curriculum to their entire student body.
Treadwell Elementary School
Treadwell Elementary School Principal Tanisha Heaston, Jessica from Discovery Education, and HWCF Executive Director, Becky Johnson, were on hand to deliver the big news in May!
Treadwell Elementary School
It’s all about the kids! We’re excited this group will benefit from the healthy changes at their school resulting from their Grand Prize win in the 2016 Smart from the Start Awards.
Just Like Grandma’s Childcare & Learning Center
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.
The 1st ever grand prize winners
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.
Just Like Grandma’s Childcare & Learning Center
A happy preschooler 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.
Just Like Grandma’s Childcare & Learning Center
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.