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New Health Challenge Coming to Kent and New Castle County!

YES WE CAN Step into Spring!/Empezar Con Buen Paso

Join the challenge…                                                                          

A friendly competition for anyone in Kent County and Spanish speaking individuals in New Castle County that encourages individual and community health and wellness by maintaining or adopting healthy nutrition and physical activity habits for the spring season. Step into Spring! and Empezar Con Buen Paso! will begin in February and run through May 1, 2017.

How will teams earn points?

Teams will identify strategies to improve their physical activity and eating habits. Points are assigned to a variety of healthy eating and physical activity related activities. Each week, team members will complete personal logs to track their progress and points. At the end of the month, the team leader will turn in a log with his or her team’s average monthly points. One way points can be earned is by attending Cooperative Extension programs.  A team is two or more people working towards making a change.

What are the incentives?

Participants will earn monthly prizes and the sponsoring organizations can win a cash award.  The first place organizational prize is $500.00 for the most points and second place is $250.00.  Winning organizations must have at least 10 participants, compete for the full three months and sponsor two Cooperative Extension programs.

How will incentives be awarded?

Team leaders will collect monthly point logs from team members and incentives will be awarded individually for participation.  Additional incentives will be awarded for the best team success story.

Who can be on my team?

Any adult aged 18 and over who is interested in improving their health through better food choices and physical activity by working together as a team. Teams must have at least two members to participate in the challenge.

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in participating in the challenge or scheduling programs for your team contact Lucy Williams lucwill@udel.edu in Kent County and Carlos Dipres cdipres@udel.edu in New Castle County.