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HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

Last Published: 02/02/2015

HealthierUS School Challenge award ceremony

Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity

The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) 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: SL into her campaign to raise a healthier generation of kids. At that time, monetary incentive awards became available for each HUSSC:SL award level: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold Award of Distinction.

To date, HUSSC: SL awards have been given to schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. As of January 21, 2015, there are 7,022 schools certified (4,773 Bronze, 1,315 Silver, 577 Gold, and 357 Gold Awards of Distinction).

HeealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

Recent Award Winners:
Awardees from CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NE, NV, NC, SC, TX, WV and WI

HealthierUS School Challenge Criteria

USDA Helps Schools Make Lunchrooms "Smarter"

Take the HealthierUS School Challenge using the 2014 Criteria and Guidance