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.
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.
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
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.