The Alliance for a Healthier Generation believes in the power of working with like-minded national organizations. Aligning our work can only multiply your opportunities for success. Here’s how we do it:

Assessing Your School

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alliance are now offering a unified assessment tool, the School Health Index (SHI), to guide school-based obesity prevention and health promotion.

The unified tool benefits you by:

  • Eliminating confusion about which evidence-based assessment tool to use
  • Allowing for the monitoring and alignment of school-based health policies and practices with national surveillance systems
  • Enabling better coordination of training and technical assistance across and within the CDC and the Alliance
  • Increasing access to the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program six-step process, which addresses additional areas of school need

The Healthy Schools Program website hosts a version of the School Health Index that includes only the nutrition and physical activity health topics, plus some cross-cutting school health questions, which can be accessed via the Assessment at


Earning National Recognition

The Alliance, Let’s Move! Active Schools, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have similar goals when it comes to school wellness. Make sure your school gets the recognition you deserve by receiving the recognition that you qualify for from all three organizations. Learn more about National Recognition.


USDA ’s HealthierUS School Challenge
The Alliance and the USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) both promote fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthier snacks, nutrition education and increased physical activity throughout the school day. Here’s how we’re offering a streamlined approach so that schools can more easily earn both awards:

  1. National Healthy Schools Bronze Award schools automatically qualify for HUSSC Bronze certification.
  2. HUSSC certified schools automatically qualify for National Healthy Schools Bronze Award in the following categories:
  • School Nutrition Services
  • Smart Snacks in School
  • Health/Nutrition Education
  1. Let’s Move! Active Schools-enrolled schools automatically qualify for HUSSC Bronze in the following categories:
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Activity

No additional paperwork is required during the application process. For more information, visit