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Produce Man's Healthy Challenge

Produce Man, the Health Department's mascot for healthy eatingProduce Man's Healthy Challenge is a school-wide campaign for elmentary-grade students (Pre-K through 6th grade) throughout Northern Kentucky conducted by the Health Department. A total of 35 schools participated in the 2014 challenge.

During the week-long challenge, students and staff used a tracking chart to reach their goal of eating fruits and vegetables plus another goal such as consuming "0" sugary beverages or getting in 30 minutes of exercise daily.

Winning students, staff and classes at each participating school win prizes and compete for grand prize funding awarded to schools. Winners will be announced soon.

Several local businesses generously sponsor the challenge: 2014 sponsors

For questions, please contact Monica Smith 859.363.2114 or

National Nutrition Month

This campaign aligns with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' annual National Nutrition Month campaign in March. Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2014.

Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another. While social, emotional and health factors also play a role, the foods people enjoy are likely the ones they eat most. So, the focus of the 2014 National Nutrition Month is how to combine taste and nutrition to create healthy meals that follow the dietary guidelines recommendations.

National Nutrition Month