Holiday Challenge

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Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season

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. You are invited to join the 15th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.

Last year, more than 44,670 people from around the world participated. Now it’s time for the 2021 Holiday Challenge!

The 2021 Holiday Challenge:

November 15th – December 31st

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Registration does not close and you may sign-up at any time.

For questions regarding the Holiday Challenge, please refer to the Holiday Challenge FAQ Page.

Holiday Challenge Features

All Holiday Challenge features will be sent directly to your email inbox when the program begins. Holiday Challenge features include the following:

  • Weekly Newsletters
  • Daily Tips
    • Survive a holiday party
    • Manage holiday stress
    • Stay active during the winter
  • Weekly Challenges
  • Healthy holiday recipes
  • Support through social media

Employers:  We are no longer able to offer the Employer Package or any customized reporting. Please refer to our Worksite Guide for reporting suggestions.

2020 Outcomes

Over 44,670 people from all 50 States, all 100 North Carolina counties and 33 additional countries participated in the 2020 Holiday Challenge. To see how your state participated, and for the rest of the 2020 Holiday Challenge outcomes, click the button below:

For questions regarding the Holiday Challenge, please check out the Holiday Challenge FAQ Page or email