Every Student Deserves Good Nutrition

Beaumont ISD kitchen crew provides great nutrition

Proper nutrition is critically important. After all, nutrition affects both physical and mental development. However, food insecurity endangers many students. As a result, the sole reliable food source for many is at school. For example, in a recent press releaseThe Education Trust stated:
Decades of research and data point to school nutrition programs as critical to help children reach their full academic potential. Adequate school nutrition is linked to improved literacy and math scores, improved cognitive function, reduced absenteeism, and long-term positive educational outcomes.

Winston supports students. For example, we’ve partnered with the School Nutrition Foundation. Certainly, the majority of our support is in the form of the Winston Equipment Grant.

The Winston Equipment Grant

In fact, every year Winston donates up to $100,000 in CVap equipment to a deserving school district. Naturally, to be above board, Winston doesn’t select the recipient. Accordingly, the SNF vets applications. Ultimately, SNF chooses the grant recipient.

Beaumont Independent School District in Beaumont, Texas received the 2020 grant. Tiffany Eckenrod, Beaumont’s Director of Child Nutrition, submitted a powerful video detailing her team’s challenges. In fact, the grant replaced broken or obsolete equipment. As a result, the quality and quantity of food in Beaumont have improved.

Take a look at some other schools that received the grant. After all, it’s our honor to be active proponents of student nutrition.

Winston Pays It Forward with The Winston Equipment Grant

We believe in paying it forward. That’s why we partnered with the School Nutrition Foundation to underwrite Winston Equipment Grant. For over a decade, Winston has made an annual grant of up to ten pieces of CVap® equipment to a deserving school system. Depending on which ten pieces are selected, the value of the grant can exceed $100,000. Watch to see a few of the recent recipients.

Winston Foodservice Annual Equipment Grant

2019 recipient of the Winston Foodservice Annual Equipment Grant

Winston Partners with SNF for Annual Grant

Winston Foodservice is proud to partner with the School Nutrition Foundation to donate ten pieces of CVap equipment (valued at approximately $100,000) to a deserving school system.

Although Winston underwrites the grant, we aren’t part of the selection process. Our SNF partners choose from the applicants. It’s an open and unbiased process.

Watch a few of the past recipients of the Winston Foodservice Annual Equipment Grant. And watch your email for details on the next grant.

Award of Equipment to White Bear Lake Area Schools

CVap cabinets are great for school nutrition

Winston Announces 2017 Award of Equipment to White Bear Lake Area Schools

The 2017 Winston Equipment Grant Award was given to White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. This annual grant award program was established in partnership with the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) to help deserving schools serve hot, nutritious meals to their students.

Grant winners may choose any ten pieces of Winston’s CVap® equipment. WBL Area Schools selected ten CVap holding cabinets.

The schools’ Student Nutrition Services Director, Bridget Lehn, is frank about the challenges her district faces. They’ve been making do with aging equipment, but she’s optimistic about the effect new cabinets will have. “New equipment will increase meal participation due to the improved quality of food. Our current warmers are either scorching food or not keeping it warm enough. Some of the warmers are adding excess moisture or drying out product, all due to inconsistent heating or lack of insulation. Word of mouth moves quickly; the kids are very intuitive and will notice the improved food. When they tell their friends, participation goes up.

About White Bear Lake Area Schools
The White Bear Lake Area School District serves all or parts of Birchwood, Gem Lake, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, Maplewood, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Township. It includes four Early Childhood program locations (birth-K), nine elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-8), a two-campus high school (9-12), an Area Learning Center, and a Transition Education Center. The school district serves nearly 9,000 students PreK-12.

bridget lehn sns - award winner

Bridget Lehn, SNS