Health Enhancement and Safety


Montana schools continue to shine in the HealthierUS School Challenge

Friday, August 30, 2013, 1:27 pm

SUCCESS!  The 2012-2013 school year ended with 11 Montana School Districts receiving prestigious national HealthierUS School Challenge Awards!  Way to go!

A complete list of Montana’s Award Winning Schools is available here:  http://www.opi.mt.gov/Programs/SchoolPrograms/School_Nutrition/index.html#gpm1_6

WHAT:  The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) program is a voluntary, national award which recognizes schools which create healthy school environments by improving the quality of meals and increasing physical activity and nutrition education.  Four award levels are available.  Award winners receive from $500 to $2000 to support school wellness. 

A state-level award program, the Healthier Montana Menu Challenge, offers recognition for schools serving healthy school breakfast, lunch and/or a la carte meals. 

WHY do it?  Receive national and state wide recognition for your dedication to serving healthy school meals.  Award money supports school wellness. Help your School Wellness Committee work together to create a healthy school. 

NEED HELP? Montana Team Nutrition staff and regional School Wellness Coaches are available to help schools navigate the application process.

To learn more about these healthy school award programs, refer to http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/SchoolPrograms/School_Nutrition/#gpm1_6

For more information, contact Molly Stenberg, 406-994-5641