Is Your School Ready To Take The Challenge?

The HealthierUS School Challenge was established by USDA to recognize schools that are creating healthier school environments through their promotion of good nutrition, physical activity and nutrition education. The HealthierUS School Challenge application process is as simple as meeting the criteria for each of the three areas listed below:

  1. School Meals – Serve Opaa! school breakfast and lunch menus.
  2. Nutrition Education – Provide students with a variety of nutrition education opportunities.
  3. Physical Activity – Provide students with physical education and additional opportunities for students to be engaged in physical activity.

Opaa! is actively partnering with our school districts to apply for HealthierUS School Challenge certification. Opaa! school breakfast and lunch menus meet the school meal components of the HealthierUS School Challenge requirements for certification compliance. By meeting the guidelines of the school meals component, schools served by Opaa! may seek HealthierUS School Challenge certification in their districts.

Opaa! menus are designed to reflect good menu planning principles, such as serving a variety of healthier foods that look good, taste good, and appeal to the cultural sensitivities of our school and community populations. Opaa! menus have been created to provide students a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products.

Schools receiving certification will receive a recognition plaque, monetary award and award banner from USDA to proudly display in your school to showcase your schools achievement. Take advantage of Opaa!’s value added service to guide you through this application process by contacting your Director of Nutrition Services.

Get the application started today. It’s as easy as 1,2,3! HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze Certified School Districts

Ava R-I School District Ava R-I School District

  • Ava Elementary School

Morgan County R-2 School District

  • Morgan County Elementary School
  • Morgan County South Elementary

Mountain View-Birch Tree R-III School District

  • Birch Tree Elementary
  • Mountain View Elementary

Palmyra R-I School District

  • Palmyra Elementary

Marshfield School District

  • Hubbell Elementary
  • Shook Elementary
  • Webster Elementary

Mountain Grove R-3 School District

  • Mountain Grove Elementary

West Plains School District

  • South Fork Elementary
  • West Plains R-7 Elementary

Gasconade R-I School District

  • Hermann Elementary

Lafayette County C-1 School District

  • Grandview Elementary

Smithville R-II School District

  • Smithville Primary Elementary
  • Smithville Upper Elementary

Southern Boone County School District

  • Southern Boone Elementary
  • Southern Boone Primary

Kearney R-I School District

  • Dogwood Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Kearney Elementary
  • Southview Elementary

McDonald County School District

  • Anderson Elementary
  • Noel Elementary
  • Noel Primary
  • Pineville Elementary
  • Pineville Primary
  • Rocky Comfort Elementary
  • Southwest City Elementary
  • White Rock Elementary

Nixa Public School District

  • Early Learning Center
  • Espy Elementary
  • Inman Intermediate
  • Matthews Elementary
  • Summit Intermediate
  • Thomas Elementary
  • Century Elementary
  • High Pointe Elementary

Platte County R-3 School District

  • Barry School
  • Donald G. Siegrist Elementary
  • Pathfinder Elementary
  • Paxton Elementary
  • Rising Star Elementary

Van-Far R-I School District

  • Van-Far Elementary