HealthierUS School Challenge

The HealthierUS School Challenge: School Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) was established to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity. Four levels of superior performance are awarded: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold of Distinction for both elementary and secondary schools.

The overarching goal of the HealthierUS School Challenge is to improve the health of the Nation's children by promoting healthier school environments. To help meet the goal, the Challenge identifies schools that have made changes to the school nutrition environment to:

  • improve the quality of the foods served
  • provide students with nutrition education
  • provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activity

The USDA has current HUSSC: SL criteria focused on small changes that help students make healthy choices using the Smarter Lunchrooms self-assessment scorecard. View the Smarter Lunchroom Movement for innovative ideas.


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