Hillcrest Primary School Receives HealthierUS School Challenge Award!


HealthierUS School Challenge Awards


The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) announces 22 award winners from Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

Since the beginning of the HealthierUS School Challenge in 2004, awards have been given to schools in 49 States and the District of Columbia. As of May 27, 2014, there are 6,724 schools certified (4,491 Bronze, 1,232 Silver, 588 Gold, and 413 Gold Awards of Distinction).

The following 22 schools have received HealthierUS School Challenge Awards valid May 2014 – May 2018 (unless noted below):


South Hardin School District
Eldora New Providence Elementary School (Silver)


Guadalupe School District
Guadalupe School (Bronze)


Chicago Public School District 299
Ellen Mitchell Elementary School (Silver)
Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Elementary School (Bronze)
Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy High School (Bronze) – Certified April 2014 – April 2018
Tarkington School of Excellence (Silver)


Shawano School District
Hillcrest Primary School (Silver)



Meriden Public Schools
Casimir Pulaski Elementary School (Gold Award of Distinction)


Alachua County School District
Kimball Wiles Elementary School (Bronze)
Terwilliger Elementary School (Bronze)
Waldo Community School (Bronze)

Leon County School District
Lillian Ruediger Elementary School (Gold Award of Distinction)

Pasco County School District
Dr. Mary Giella Elementary School (Bronze)
Gulfside Elementary School (Bronze)
Fox Hollow Elementary School (Bronze)
Northwest Elementary School (Bronze)
Veterans Elementary School (Bronze)


Juneau Youth Services – RCCI
Miller House (Bronze)
Montana Creek (Bronze)


Grandview School District #200
Arthur H. Smith Elementary School (Silver)
Harriet Thompson Elementary School (Silver)
McClure Elementary School (Silver)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture commends these schools for the exemplary steps, leadership and team work employed to make changes to their schools’ nutrition environment; improve the quality of the foods served; provide students with more nutritious, healthy choices; and, enhance their physical activity program. To acknowledge their achievement, the schools will receive a HealthierUS School Challenge award plaque, a banner to display, and a small monetary incentive award ($500 per school for the Bronze award, $1000 per school for the Silver award, $1500 per school for the Gold award, and $2000 per school for the Gold Award of Distinction) for meeting HealthierUS School Challenge’s 2012 criteria. Also, the names of these schools will be proudly added to the HealthierUS School Challenge awardees list on the Team Nutrition HUSSC website.