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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. Schools are recognized for creating healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign incorporated HUSSC to raise a healthier generation of kids. At that time, monetary incentive awards became available for each HUSSC award level: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold Award of Distinction. Schools receiving a HUSSC award commit to meeting the criteria throughout their four-year certification period. 

Interested in Applying for HUSSC?
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 be recognized for the hard work you do.

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

HUSSC Materials
Team Nutrition
Application Materials NEW
Application Criteria NEW
Smarter Lunchrooms 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:

  • Improve the nutritional quality of the foods served.
  • Provide students with nutrition education.


School Nutrition Programs

HUSSC Coordinator
Leanne Eko

Mailing Address:
600 Washington St. S.E.
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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