American Heart Association

Foodscape Innovation Awards

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Recognizing and Rewarding Innovation

The American Heart Association is working to create a world of longer, healthier lives through nutrition security for all. We’re encouraging innovative leaders across the foodscape to build a sustainable food system that significantly improves health.

We believe not just food security but nutrition security is a human right. All people deserve access to affordable and nutritious foods and help making healthier choices. We want to increase consumer demand for healthier foods and beverages and improve the food system with better nutritional quality, availability, affordability and sustainability.

This system-wide transformation will require innovation and collaboration across the foodscape — places and spaces where food is grown, manufactured, marketed, acquired, prepared, consumed, talked about or given meaning.

The Foodscape Innovation Awards publicly recognize leading-edge innovations that will accelerate transformational change in the food system and make a significant impact on public health.

Improving health through nutrition security for all.

2019 Awards

The entry period for the 2019 Awards is closed. Check back soon for finalists and to cast your vote for Consumer Choice.

Who is eligible?

The Awards are open to companies and organizations operating in the United States from all sectors of the food and beverage industry, including, but not limited to: 

  • Agriculture
  • Ingredient suppliers
  • Trade/commodity groups
  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies
  • Restaurants & foodservice
  • Retailers 
  • Collaborators from multiple sectors working on a project together
  • Technology companies with innovations that help the food industry make positive changes 

What innovations will be recognized?

The concept must be original and introduced into the marketplace within the last three years (see Rules).

Innovation in Nutrition

Results in a positive shift in nutrition quality by increasing positive food groups or ingredients (such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and/or decreasing negative nutrients or ingredients (such as sodium, added sugars and saturated fat).

Innovation in Health Promotion

Results in improved availability, accessibility,sustainability, desirability, and/or affordability of healthier products.

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