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Produce Man's Healthy Challenge

Video: Produce Man helps kick off the Healthy Challenge!

About the Challenge
Produce Man's Healthy Challenge is a school-wide campaign appropriate for elementary schools (Pre-K through 6th grade students) and includes school staff as well. The challenge, conducted by the Health Department, has about 30 public and private schools throughout Northern Kentucky participate annually.

During the week-long challenge, students and staff use a tracking chart to reach a goal of eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables plus another goal, such as consuming zero sugary beverages for the week or getting in 30 minutes of exercise daily.

Winning students, staff and classes at each participating school win prizes from local sponsors and compete for grand prize funding awarded to schools.

2017 Challenge results
28 schools participated, with a total of 14,392 students and staff

Of those, 37% of students and 33% of staff successfully completed the challenge, meaning that they did the following:

Congrats to the winning schools:

Small school category (<399 students): Grants Lick Elementary
Medium-sized School Category (400-599 students): John W. Reiley Elementary
Large School Category (600 + students): Ockerman Elementary
Most Improved School: Donald E. Cline Elementary
Winner of a radom prize drawing: Burlington Elementary

National Nutrition Month
Produce Man's Healthy Challenge is held in observance of National Nutrition Month and Every Kid Healthy Week.

National Nutrition Month is held each March. It's coordinated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. More about National Nutrition Month.

Every Kid Healthy Week is a national annual observance designed to celebrate schools’ wellness achievements and is formally observed the last week of April each year. More about Every Kid Healthy Week.

Sponsors

Thanks to these community partners for supporting the 2017 Healthy Challenge!

AMC Movie Theater Gameworks
Better Bodies Gary Williams Martial Arts
Cincinnati Art Museum Jump Zone (Florence)
Cincinnati Reds  Kings Island
Color Me Mine  LaRu Lanes
Creation Museum  Lazer Kraze
Curves Independence  Newport Aquarium
Dave & Busters Florence  Silverlake The Family Place
Devou Park Golf Course  Walt's Center Lanes
Five Seasons Family Sports Club  YMCA (Campbell County)
Florence Freedom  

More information
For more information, please contact Monica Smith 859.363.2114 or monica.smith@nkyhealth.org.