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Produce Man's Healthy Challenge

Video: Produce Man helps kick off the 2015 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.

2015 schedule

Schools chose one of three available challenge weeks in March to participate for a total of seven days, so kids can focus on healthy eating during the school week and at home on a weekend. 

Prizes
Each student that successfully completes the challenge, eating five fruits/vegetables and a second goal of reducing sugary drinks or being physically active, for five of the seven days of the challenge earns a congratulations certificate that includes a free pass from sponsor Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center!

Additional sponsors:

Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati Reds
Devou Park Golf Course
Five Seasons Family Sport Club
Florence Freedom
Independence Skateway
Jazzercise Florence Fitness Center
Jump Zone Florence
Kings Island
LaRu Lanes
Newport Aquarium
R.E.C.A. Roller Rink
RC Durr YMCA
Silverlake and Better Bodies
Southern Lanes Sports Center
Sports of All Sorts
The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati
Walt’s Center Lanes
World of Golf

National Nutrition Month and Eat Healthy logosNational 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. "Bite into A Healthy Lifestyle" is the theme of National Nutrition Month for 2015. 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.

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