In February 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama
Letís Move!, incorporating the HealthierUS School Challenge into her campaign 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.
To date, HUSSC awards have been given to schools in
49 states and the District of Columbia. As of May 10, 2013, there are 6,515 schools certified.
Many schools find that applying for the Challenge
is a valuable learning process that helps their school wellness team focus on
areas needing improvement. We hope your school will join us on this journey and
we look forward to celebrating your progress. Find out more about HUSSC criteria
and how to apply.