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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.

Flyer for the 2017 Healthy Challenge

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.

Participating schools
A total of 29 Northern Kentucky schools are participating in the 2017 Healthy Challenge, including:

A.M. Yealey Elementary Highlands Middle School River Ridge Elementary
Beechgrove Elementary Holy Cross Elementary Sixth District Elementary
Burlington Elementary Immaculate Heart of Mary St. Catherine of Siena
Campbell Ridge Elementary John G Carlisle Elementary St. Joseph-Cold Spring
Caywood Elementary Latonia Elementary Stephens Elementary
Collins Elementary Mann Elementary Taylor Mill Christian Academy
Donald E. Cline Elementary Mary Queen of Heaven Villa Madonna Academy
Dry Ridge Elementary Ockerman Elementary Walton Verona Elementary
Ft. Wright Elementary Piner Elementary White's Tower Elementary
Grant's Lick Elemantary Reiley Elementary  


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