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 February 24, 2014, there are 6,699 schools certified (4,450 Bronze, 1,230 Silver, 588 Gold, and 431 Gold Awards of Distinction). We hope your school will join us on this journey and we look forward to celebrating your progress.