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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.

Interested in Applying for HUSSC?
Effective July 1, 2018 the USDA Food and Nutrition Service will no longer be accepting applications for the HealthierUS School Challenge. If you are interested in applying for an award, OSPI will be reviewing applications for this award program received by close of business on June 30, 2018. If you are planning to apply for an award before this deadline, please notify the HUSSC Coordinator.

HUSSC Resources
The HUSSC includes multiple areas of school nutrition and wellness. The following resources provide more information and supplemental materials to support those efforts.

HUSSC Materials
Action for Healthy Kids Materials
Team Nutrition
Application Materials
Application Criteria
HUSSC Criteria

Washington HUSSC Winners!

OSPI congratulates 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.


School Nutrition Programs

HUSSC Coordinator
Bianca Smith

Mailing Address:
OSPI Child Nutrition Services
234 8th Ave SE
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200

   Updated 3/29/2018

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