HealthierUS School ChallengeAward

The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) 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. Schools across US have made big changes to promote and encourage healthy eating and exercise behaviors.

The following Prince William County Schools have captured awards:

(3/13 – 3/17)

Belmont Elementary School (Gold)
Ellis Elementary School (Gold)
Featherstone Elementary School (Gold)
Independent Hill School (Bronze)
Minnieville Elementary School (Gold)
Nokesville Elementary School (Silver)
Penn Elementary School (Gold)
Piney Branch Elementary School (Silver)
Rockledge Elementary School (Gold)
Signal Hill Elementary School (Silver)
Swans Creek Elementary School (Gold)
T. Clay Wood Elementary School (Bronze)

(11/11 – 11/15)

Loch Lomond Elementary School (Gold Award of Distinction)

 

HUUSCThe HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.  It supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign by recognizing schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.

Sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the initiative encourages all schools to take a leadership role in helping students to make healthier eating and physical activity choices that will last a lifetime.  These schools have put in the hard work to make changes to their school nutrition environment in order to (1) improve the quality of the foods served, (2) provide students with nutrition education, and (3) provide students with physical education and opportunities for physical activity.

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