HealthierUS School Challenge
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. Awarded schools receive monetary incentives and national
recognition. HUSSC schools commit to meeting the criteria throughout their
four-year certification period.
OSPI Child Nutrition Services encourages you to apply for the HealthierUS School
Challenge! This is a great way to provide your students with healthy meals and
get recognized for the hard work you do.
The HUSSC includes multiple areas of school nutrition and wellness. The
following resources provide more information and supplemental materials to
support those efforts.
Action for Healthy Kids Materials
Smarter Lunchrooms Criteria
Washington State HUSSC award winners!
To qualify for an award, each school submitted a formal application and met the
criteria set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.
The awards are based on how the schools:
- Create a Smarter Lunchroom.
- Provide students with nutrition education.
- Provide extra P.E. and physical activity opportunities.