HUSSC

Streamlined Application

Last Modified: 09/12/2014

Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity

Streamlined Application

Two Awards - Less Paperwork

When it comes to celebrating the great work being done in your school building, paperwork should not get in the way! That’s why the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program (HSP) and the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) are working together to help you earn two awards with a streamlined approach.

The Alliance and USDA both have similar goals when it comes to school wellness: more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, healthier snacks, more nutrition education and increased physical activity throughout the day. Make sure your school gets the recognition you deserve by receiving national recognition from both HUSSC: SL and HSP!

The Alliance and USDA recently announced a more streamlined approach to achieving national recognition through the Healthy Schools Program and HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms in effect for the 2014-15 school year. Learn more about how these two awards work together and start earning your gold stars today!

NEW for the 2014-15 school year:

  • HSP Bronze schools automatically qualify for HUSSC: SL Bronze certification
  • HUSSC: SL certified schools automatically qualify for HSP Bronze in the following categories:
    • School Nutrition Services
    • Smart Snacks in School
    • Health/Nutrition Education
  • Let’s Move! Active Schools automatically qualify for HUSSC: SL Bronze in the following categories:
    • Physical Education
    • Physical Activity

For existing schools already recognized by HSP or certified by HUSSC: SL (before 2014-15):
HUSSC: SL certified schools automatically meet HSP in:

  • School Nutrition Services (bronze only)
  • Health Education (bronze only)

HSP recognized schools automatically meet HUSSC: SL in:

  • School Meals (bronze only)
  • Physical Education (any level)
  • Physical Activity (any level)
  • Nutrition Education (any level)

Let's Move! Active Schools automatically qualify for HUSSC in the following categories:

  • Physical Education (any level)
  • Physical Activiy (any level) 

No additional paperwork required during the application process.

Get started with the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms and the Healthy Schools Program today!