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 May 27, 2014, there are 6,724 schools certified (4,491 Bronze, 1,232 Silver, 588 Gold, and 413 Gold Awards of Distinction).