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Del Monte Foods & Alliance: Promoting School Wellness Nationwide


Del Monte Foods is pleased to collaborate with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in their nationwide initiative, America's Healthiest Schools, aimed at recognizing schools' efforts in promoting the overall well-being of students, faculty, and families. This yearly accolade highlights schools that excel in implementing practices supporting physical, mental, and social-emotional health.
Schools have the opportunity to apply for recognition across various categories, totaling up to nine areas of focus: 
  • Enhancing Nutrition & Food Availability
  • Supporting School Health Services
  • Enforcing Local School Wellness Policies
  • Encouraging Physical Education & Activity
  • Fostering Social-Emotional Health & Learning
  • Advocating Tobacco-Free Environments
  • Nurturing Staff Well-Being
  • Boosting Family & Community Engagement.

For the academic year 2023-2024, Del Monte Foods is sponsoring the category of Improving Nutrition & Food Access, aimed at promoting healthy eating habits and enhancing food accessibility through school nutrition programs and educational initiatives.
Schools seeking recognition must demonstrate adherence to best practices within these areas, evaluated against criteria outlined in the Thriving Schools Integrated Assessment, a collaborative tool offering actionable guidance and credible resources for schools and districts to advance their wellness objectives.
The application deadline is April 16, 2024. Recipient schools will be featured on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's website, with top-performing institutions invited to the America’s Healthiest Schools Leaders Summit in Washington D.C.
Del Monte Foods proudly presents the Improving Nutrition & Food Access Award, acknowledging school teams implementing strategies to boost school meal participation, integrate nutrition education into the curriculum, and collaborate with community partners to enhance nutrition security for families.
This sponsorship aligns with Del Monte Foods’ commitment of $5 million over ten years to support the physical, mental, and social-emotional well-being of youth and communities nationwide. It reflects the company's Growers of Good™ mission to cultivate a healthier and more optimistic future by making nutritious foods accessible to all.

To know more on Del Monte Foods’ commitment to fostering goodness for people, do refer to its Sustainability Report.

If you are interested in knowing more on Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s work to support healthy homes, healthy schools, and healthy communities, please refer this 2023 Impact Report.