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Who is eligible?  School nutrition professionals working at public or private schools in Illinois with the National School Lunch Program are eligible.

Who can nominate a school nutrition professional?  Anyone can nominate a school nutrition professional for the School Nutrition Champion Award.  This includes students, parents, community members, and other district and school staff.

Scoring:  A committee of ISBE staff will determine finalists and an overall winner based on career history/qualifications and how they go above and beyond.  Administrative reviews for the related sponsor will also be consulted.

Deadline:  Nomination forms must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31​, 2020​​.

Questions:  Call Tim Murphy in the Nutrition Department at (800) 545-7892 or (217) 782-2491, or email tmurphy@isbe.net.​​

Nominators can also submit an optional video and/or photos celebrating the nominee and their school nutrition program(s). To submit a video and/or photo(s) file​, select “send ISBE a file” in the footer at the bottom of this page. Once you’re on the “Attachment Manager” webpage, select “MURPHY, TIMOTHY A” for ISBE eMail Name under the “Receiver Information” section. If you prefer, you can post the video online and share the link by emailing cnp@isbe.net. Videos may be featured on our website, newsletters, and at our School Nutrition Programs Back to School Conference. ​

This nomination form is progressive. As you fill out the information in the steps below, additional questions may appear based on your answers. Once you have filled in all required fields, a submit button will become available.

Step 1: Provide Your Contact Information


Step 2: Who are you nominating?


Step 3: Detailed Information


Step 4: Submit Nomination


Thank you for taking the time to nominate your School Nutrition Champion. Please click the submit button below to complete this process.

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