Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity
The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity.
In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama introduced Let’s Move!, incorporating HUSSC into her campaign to raise a healthier generation of kids. At that time, monetary incentive awards became available for each HUSSC award level: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold Award of Distinction.
To date, HUSSC awards have been given to schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. As of March 11, 2014, there are 6,706 schools certified (4,450 Bronze, 1,236 Silver, 589 Gold, and 431 Gold Awards of Distinction).