Celebrate Successes

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We love to award the schools and individuals in our program to celebrate successes in healthy schools.

National Recognition Award

Our Healthy Schools Program National Recognition Award is presented to schools that meet the best practice criteria in our Framework. We offer three levels of recognition: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, which are awarded to schools that meet our benchmarks for school wellness. Learn More.

Award winners get to enjoy a promotional package of materials that show off their school’s success as well as additional marketing efforts from our team to promote their school’s story through local and national media.  

National Ambassadors Network

Our team of Ambassadors is made up of leading individuals from healthy schools around the nation. These Ambassadors find the most innovative ways to implement our program’s best practices to get their schools to meet the highest standards in our Framework.

A new class of Ambassadors is selected every spring. If you think your efforts have helped lead to healthy changes at your school and would like expand your reach, apply to become an Ambassador.

USDA's HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC)

All schools that receive our National Recognition Award will automatically meet the requirements for nutrition education, physical activity and physical education in the HUSSC award program.


Celebrate the success of your program with the parents, friends, and leaders in your school community. Use our online engagement tools to share what your team is doing. This will help build and strengthen your network of school supporters for the next year.