Holiday Challenge 2019

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Join us this year for the 2019 Eat Smart, Move More Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge! This year the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Sampson County will be offering this program along with weekly tips, motivation, and the opportunity to win PRIZES. This holiday season, the only thing that should be “stuffed” is the turkey. Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it might not sound like much, most people never manage to lose those extra pounds. So join us for this FREE seven-week challenge to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.

There are two options for joining the Holiday Challenge in Sampson County. You may join from home by going to the Holiday Challenge website. Here you will be asked to register and enter your information. Make sure you register under Sampson County. This will show us how many participants we had in the county. You will receive weekly newsletters, recipes, tips and more to your email.

Another option to join is through the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Sampson County office or The Center for Health & Wellness. Each week we will have a weigh-in at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Sampson County office and The Center for Health & Wellness. You can decide which location best suits you. Upon weighing in, you will receive the weekly newsletter, tips, and recipes. This challenge is not about losing weight, but simply avoiding the holiday weight gain. This is a nation-wide challenge, so let’s show, not only how dedicated North Carolina is, but how dedicated Sampson County is!

At the end of the seven-weeks, we will have a drawing for prizes for those who participated! You may join the challenge at any point during the seven-weeks; however, you must have participated in the weigh-ins at least five of the seven-weeks. Stop by the Sampson County website for more information on how and what you can win.

The program begins Monday, November 18 and goes until December 31, 2019. See the schedule below for weigh-in dates and other events that will be offered:

  • Weigh-in dates at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Sampson County office: Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Please only weigh in ONCE per week. Be aware of holiday closings such as Thanksgiving (November 28 & 29) and Christmas (December 24–26).
  • Weigh-in dates at The Center for Health & Wellness: Weigh-in Wednesdays. Please only weigh in ONCE per week. Be aware of holiday closings.