HSC Nominated for 2013 Chicago Innovation Award!
September 16, 2013 | Written By: Healthy Schools Campaign
HSC nominated for Chicago Innovation Awards!
We are pleased to announce that HSC has been selected as one of the top 100 finalists for the 12th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.
HSC was nominated for this award for the Go for the Gold campaign, a city-wide partnership of HSC and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to support Chicago schools in meeting the high school food, nutrition education and physical activity and education standards of the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge. As a result of this three-year on-the-ground campaign, 40 percent of Chicago elementary schools have made health-promoting changes and 90,000 CPS students are benefiting from healthier school food, increased physical activity and more nutrition education throughout the school day.
Through Go for the Gold, schools have sparked dynamic new collaborations between parents, teachers, school administrators, community partners and the nonprofit community. We are honored to have been nominated in the Food, Nutrition and Agriculture category alongside other great Chicago organizations doing important work in this area, whether it be through innovative indoor farming, promoting wellness for busy professionals, creating a thriving neighborhood edible garden system, connecting schools with local producers or bringing healthy, locally-grown food to all Chicagoans. Congratulations to our fellow nominees in the Food, Nutrition and Agriculture categories: D’fine Sculpting and Nutrition, FarmLogix, FarmedHere, Fooda, The Peterson Garden Project, Protein Bar and Retrofit.
Winners will be announced on October 30th. All finalists are also eligible for the People’s Choice Award, determined by online vote. Cast your vote for HSC!