Help your school get national recognition…

HealthierUS School Challenge
The Healthy Schools Act strongly encourages schools to participate in USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge¬† (HUSSC) and achieve Gold Award Level certification.

HUSSC is a voluntary certification initiative which recognizes those schools participating in the National School Lunch Program that have created healthier school environments through promotion of nutrition and physical activity. According to USDA, “many schools find that applying for the Challenge is a valuable learning process that helps their school wellness team focus on areas needing improvement.”

D.C. Schools are already achieving certificationfind out more…


When D.C. schools meet the Gold Award criteria, they can apply for national recognition and receive plaques, banners, and monetary awards:

  • $2,000 – Gold Award of Distinction
  • $1,500 – Gold
  • $1,000 – Silver
  • $500 – Bronze

Take a look at the HealthierUS Challenge Application.

To learn more about the application process for the HealthierUS Challenge awards, contact D.C. Hunger Solutions.