Holiday Challenge

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Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season

Since 2006, it has been our pleasure to offer you the Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. This partnership between NC State University and the NC Division of Public Health has shared healthy eating and physical activity strategies to help us all have a healthy and happy holiday season. As we mindfully enter the 2023 Holiday Challenge, we share with you that this will be our final year. We know you will continue to learn and share with friends and family as we all work together to Eat Smart and Move More and savor the season.

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. In 2022, more than 40,900 people from around the world participated. Register now for the 2023 Holiday Challenge:

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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.

2022 Outcomes

Over 40,900 people from all 50 States, all 100 North Carolina counties and 32 additional countries participated in the 2022 Holiday Challenge. To see how your state participated, and for the rest of the 2022 Holiday Challenge outcomes, click the button below:

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