Smarter Lunchroom Awards

Congratulations to the following five schools in Pasco County who recently won the Healthier US School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms Award:

  • Mary Giella Elementary School (Bronze)
  • Gulfside Elementary School (Bronze)
  • Fox Hollow Elementary School (Bronze)
  • Northwest Elementary School (Bronze)
  • Veteran’s Elementary (Bronze)


The Healthier US School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC) initiative is a voluntary certification/recognition program founded out of the Lets Move! Campaign started by Michelle Obama back in 2010. The main goal of the HUSSC initiative is to recognize Team Nutrition schools that have created and maintained healthy school environments through both physical activity and nutrition & wellness programs. Depending on how involved the schools are and other various criteria, they are eligible to be deemed either Bronze, Silver, Gold Award of Distinction schools. Schools have a checklist of 100 different statements in 6 different categories and are required to comply with at least 30 of them in order to be eligible for a bronze distinction (50 for silver and 70 for gold).

Congratulations again to the winning schools! Keep up the great work!

For more information on the Smarter Lunchrooms, please click here.