Washington University in St. Louis Earns Distinguished National Nutrition Award

St. Louis, MO – The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) announced Washington University in St. Louis as the recipient of a distinguished NACUFS Nutrition Award. Washington University in St. Louis received a Silver in the category of Most Innovative Nutrition and Wellness Program. The NACUFS Nutrition Awards recognize the outstanding nutrition and wellness programs implemented within collegiate foodservice programs to meet the needs of a dynamic student population. 

NACUFS member institutions across North America submitted entries in two categories – Most Innovative Wellness & Nutrition Program and Best Local Foods Recipe.

NACUFS Chief Executive Officer Robert Nelson noted the exemplary quality of award submissions this year, saying:

“In honoring recipients of the NACUFS Nutrition Awards, we acknowledge the tireless efforts and unwavering dedication of the exceptional individuals and teams who elevate the standard of campus dining across North America. Their innovative approaches and unparalleled passion for culinary excellence demonstrate the unequivocal value of campus dining, along with the community, health and well-being it fosters among college students. We proudly congratulate our winners on their outstanding achievements.”

View the winning submission here!

The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) was founded in 1958 by a group of college and university foodservice professionals from across the United States. Since its inception, NACUFS has focused on its mission to support and promote excellence in collegiate dining by providing members with the programs and resources they need to excel, from benchmarking and best practices to educational programming and professional networking. 

NACUFS institutional members range from private colleges to large public universities, including two-year and four-year institutions, spanning the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and beyond. Industry members include food and equipment manufacturers, distributors, brokers, foodservice support companies, councils, boards, trade associations, advisory commissions and other professional groups. For more information, visit