Nutrition Awards

NACUFS has contests aimed to help member institutions highlight successful wellness promotions and outstanding recipes. Contests are open to all NACUFS institutional members.

Update for the Nutrition Awards:
Thank you for your interest in the Nutrition Awards. We have decided to pause the awards for the upcoming year (2021). Information for the following year will be posted on our website as it gets a bit closer. We sincerely appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to celebrating your achievements in 2022.

Most Innovative Wellness & Nutrition Program

This annual contest recognizes colleges and universities that have implemented a unique and effective wellness or nutrition program during the previous year.

The 2020 Most Innovative Wellness & Nutrition Program award winners are:

Gold: University of Maryland

Silver: Westfield State University

Bronze: California Polytechnic State University


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Best Local Foods Recipe 

This biennial contest recognizes and encourages the use of locally produced foods in the menus of NACUFS member institutions by showcasing the efforts of members who use locally produced ingredients. This contest will run again in 2021.


Best Vegan Recipe

This biennial contest recognizes institutions that meet the dietary needs of particular populations and incorporate healthful alternative foods on their menus.

The 2020 Best Vegan Recipe award winners are:

Gold: University of North Texas

Silver: Oregon State University

Bronze: University of Connecticut