As part of Earth Day Network’s Green Schools Program, our National School Lunch Week campaign promotes the importance of health, nutrition and sustainable food production to U.S. K-12 students, parents, teachers and policymakers.
During the week, which was Octiber 15-19 this year, Earth Day Network held a nation-wide student poster contest. Students entered into one of two categories according to their grades: Kindergarten through 6th grade and 7th through 12th grade. Posters were judged on their artistic merits and on how well they conveyed the message that having healthy, sustainably-produced school food is good for students and good for the planet.
And now, without further ado, the winners are…
K-6 First Prize Winner:
Age 9, Fourth Grade, Amelia Earhart Elementary in Goddard, Kansas
K-6th Runner Up:
Andre J. Wright
Age 9, Third Grade, Mount Zion Elementary School in Clayton, Georgia
7th-12th First Prize Winner:
Pin Chia Tseng
Age 16, 11th Grade, George Washington High School in Danville, Virginia
7th- 12th Runner Up:
Age 14, Ninth Grade, Morrow High School in Morrow, Georgia
Earth Day Network would like to sincerely thank all of the students who participated in this contest. Your talent and creativity certainly inspired us, and we hope it inspires many others to take action to make sure that every student in America is getting the quality school food they deserve. Congratulations to the applicants and winners!
Click here to view some of the other entries.