HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms Resources


HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL):
Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity



HUSSC Award HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Take the Challenge! View background information, award criteria, guidance documents, and other resources for completing the application process. A page of Training and Technical Assistance materials is also available, which includes several training Webinars.


Fruits and vegetables Smarter Lunchroom Resources

Promote healthy eating behaviors with simple changes to the lunchroom environment at your school.


HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms Menu Planning Basics and Smarter Tactics for Success HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms Menu Planning Basics and Smarter Tactics for Success

National Food Service Management Institute.

Training resources to assist school districts in pursuing the Challenge, focused on how food-based menus, standardized recipes, and production records can be used as the foundation for meeting the awards criteria.


Girl standing near school bus Success Stories and HUSSC Promotion

School Lunch Server with Food Menu Planning

School bus Wellness Policy Resources

Schools are a key setting for healthy nutrition and physical activity strategies. Use the resources here to make changes in your school and maintain a healthy nutrition environment.


Boy on a swing Recess / Recess Before Lunch

The daily exercise that results from recess helps to improve health and physical fitness, and there are many benefits to scheduling recess before lunch. Use these resources to learn more!


Children with bikes Walk or Bike to School

Communities can increase opportunities for daily physical activity by encouraging children to walk or bike to and from school. Use these resources to start or enhance a program in your area!


Three Women Around a Computer Get Connected