Healthier US School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

Louisiana HealthierUS School Challenge:
Smarter Lunchroom (HUSSC:SL) Bronze Award Winner

Curtis Elementary School Logo

Congratulations to Curtis Elementary School in Bossier Parish for winning a HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchroom (HUSSC:SL) Bronze Award!

Louisiana Fit Kids is Proud of You!

“As a principal, I am very proud of our Curtis Tigers. Students, parents, teachers, and staff have all worked together to step up to the “plate” to meet the HealthierUS School Challenge! This challenge has increased the conversation around nutrition, exercise, and good health. Plus, we are having fun together! Activities like Zumba, walking or running the track, brain breaks, and activity cards provide embedded time for movement and play throughout the school day. All of this creates a child who is strong – both physically and academically!”

- Terri Bird, Principal of Curtis Elementary School

About HUSSC:SL Awards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture commends 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 receive an 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 HUSSC: SL 2014 criteria. Also, the names of these schools are proudly added to the HUSSC: SL awardees list on the Team Nutrition HUSSC: SL Website. Awards are valid from January 2016 – January 2020.