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Last Published: 10/19/2016

Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity

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HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms is open to all Team Nutrition schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. We recognize that changing the school nutrition environment takes time and celebrate both the gradual changes and big successes of schools working diligently to help children eat more healthfully and be more physically active. Schools can submit an application at any time during the year for a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Gold of Distinction level award. 

Schools may submit applications for the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms by US mail or online. Recipients of the Alliance for a Healthier Generations Healthy Schools Program National Recognition Award may also be eligible for a streamlined application process.

HUSSC: SL applications submitted to the State agency on or before August 30, 2014, must meet 2012 HUSSC: SL Criteria. The 2014 HUSSC: SL Criteria will be implemented on August 31, 2014. Applications submitted to the State agency on or after August 31, 2014, will be reviewed using the 2014 HUSSC: SL Criteria.

2014 HUSSC: SL Criteria

2012 HUSSC: SL Criteria

 If you have any questions, you can always contact your State Child Nutrition Agency for more information.