Health Enhancement and Safety


Montana schools receive national HealthierUS School Challenge Awards

Monday, April 29, 2013, 12:47 pm

Within the last month, ten Montana school districts have received prestigious awards through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) program.  This voluntary, national award recognizes schools which create healthy school environments by improving the quality of meals and increasing physical activity and nutrition education.   The HUSSC Award consists of four levels- Bronze, Silver, Gold and Gold with Distinction.  Schools receive monetary incentives from $500.00 to $2000.00 per school site for earning HUSSC certification.  

Congratulations to these most-recent award winners:

Gold of Distinction Awards:

  • Lockwood School District in Billings includes 3 schools
  • Riverside Middle School in Billings

Silver Awards:

  • Missoula County Public Schools includes 9 elementary schools
  • Hellgate School District in Missoula includes 2 schools
  • East Helena Public Schools includes 2 schools
  • Monforton Public Schools in Bozeman includes 2 schools
  • Manhattan Christian School District includes 2 schools
  • Great Falls Public School District includes 17 schoools

Bronze Awards:

  • Chief Joseph Middle School in Bozeman  
  • Anaconda Elementary School District  includes four schools

These award-winning schools make nutrition and physical activity a priority every day.  Healthy students perform well in school.

For more information, contact Montana Team Nutrition, 406.994.5641