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HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

Last Published: 10/25/2016

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 October 25, 2016, there are 4,256 schools certified (2,964 Bronze, 818 Silver, 302 Gold, and 172 Gold Award of Distinction).

HeealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

Recent Award Winners
Awardees from IA, OH, FL, and TX

HealthierUS School Challenge Criteria

USDA Helps Schools Make Lunchrooms "Smarter"

Take the HealthierUS School Challenge using the 2014 Criteria and Guidance