Bring the Holiday Challenge to Your Setting

Congratulations on taking the first step towards implementing the Holiday Challenge in your setting. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, the Holiday Challenge is a fun way to help participants maintain their weight throughout the holiday season. Everyone can participate—whether they are looking to maintain their current weight, lose a few pounds, or simply pick up new strategies to eat smart, move more and live mindfully. The Holiday Challenge Coordinator’s Guide provides resources and suggestions to implement the 7-week Holiday Challenge program. Every setting is different, and the strategies provided in this guide are suggestions that should be adapted as needed to fit your setting.

Holiday Challenge Program Materials

Holiday Challenge Coordinator’s Guide

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Other Resources (Evaluation and Walking Challenge)


Promotional Toolkit

These promotional resources are intended to be a guide. We encourage you to get creative and customize them for your setting.


Tracking Resources

These days there are tons of great websites and smartphone apps available to track your weight, food, and physical activity. For information on tracking apps look to our blog Tracking Still Works. Use this calculator to determine your calorie needs for the day.

Downloadable Holiday Challenge Tracking Logs


Recipe Resources


Physical Activity Resources


Healthy Living Resources


Social Support

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Supporting one another is key, there are thousands of you out there working on the same goal! Engage your participants via social media. Create a private Facebook group for your setting OR direct your participants to the existing Holiday Challenge Facebook group.