The HealthierUS School Challenge has a new name and new criteria!

The HealthierUS School Challenge has a new name and new criteria! 

USDA has announced the new look of the HealthierUS School Challenge.  As of August 31, 2014, all HUSSC applications must meet the criteria for “The HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL 2014)”.  This criterion recognizes schools actively implementing Smarter Lunchroom techniques and USDA’s Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools (Smart Snacks in School). Take a look at the new materials and see if THIS year is the one to set your sights for the Gold standard and put in an application. 

2014 Criteria is NOW available and posted at the following websites:

Team Nutrition home page –

HUSSC: SL home page:

Application materials –

Application Criteria and Guidance –


There are 28 school applications pending at ADE currently, which will be verified by the 2012 HUSSC criteria.  Congratulations to these schools that stretched to submit these applications!  Please contact HUSSC Specialist, Gayle McCartney (602) 364-3177 for more information.

Please contact the HUSSC Specialist at if you plan to submit any new applications, and want to ensure qualifications are met.