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*IC A Healthy Me Challenge

Join Ithaca College's IC A Healthy Me Challenge - STOP LIGHT CHALLENGE beginning March 23rd through May 1st!
(For IC Faculty and Staff)

**PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR REGISTRATION FORM**

Challenge Overview:

The aim of this challenge is to encourage the employees of Ithaca College to make healthy choices in their everyday life. This challenge will run for six weeks. Each week will provide information about making healthier choices in the selected area of nutrition.  Areas that are a main issue in today’s society are a lack of vegetables, unhealthy drink choices, insufficient or improper protein choices, making poor choices in snack foods, and either not eating breakfast or not making healthy choices for breakfast.  This Challenge will help educate employees of IC and give them the tools to make these healthy choices every day and sustain a healthier lifestyle. 

Each week, a new focus will be adding. These different topics will encourage you to change an aspect of your eating that has been found to be an issue in the average person. The goal is to continue the healthy habit from the week prior and build on with the newest habit. At the end of the challenge, you will have the information and the skills to choose healthier foods.

  • Week One: Fruits & Veggies
    Focus on adding more fruits and veggies into your diet. Give yourself points for each fruit or veggie you eat this week.  
     
  • Week Two: Healthy Drinks
    In addition to eating more fruits and veggies, focus on healthier drinks. Continue to give yourself points for your fruits and veggies, but also give yourself points for water, tea, and more! 
      
  • Week Three: Proper Protein
    In additional to more fruits, veggies and healthier drinks, focus on eating the proper protein. Continue to give yourself points for fruits, veggies, and healthy drinks, but also give yourself points for almonds, salmon, and more! 
     
  • Week Four: Smart Snacks
    In additional to more fruits, veggies, healthier drinks, and protein, focus on eating smarter snacks. Continue to give yourself points for fruits, veggies, healthy drinks, and protein, but also give yourself points for dark chocolate, hummus, and more! 
     
  • Week Five: Better Breakfast
    In additional to more fruits, veggies, healthier drinks, protein, and smarter snacks, focus on eating a hearty breakfast. Continue to give yourself points for fruits, veggies, healthy drinks, protein and healthy snacks, but also give yourself points for eating breakfast or a healthier breakfast! 
     
  • Week Six: Home Cooking
    In additional to more fruits, veggies, healthier drinks, protein, smarter snacks, and breakfast, focus on cooking at home. Continue to give yourself points for fruits, veggies, healthy drinks, protein and healthy snacks, breakfast, but also give yourself points for making your own meals! 

The Rules:

  1. Each week, participants track the consumption of the “week’s food in a journal,” giving each food a point value at the end of the wee

    Example: Drink Week
    ​Water or Tea = 5 points, Juice = 2 points, Soda = 0 points
    Total points for the week to be submitted = 188

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

5 water

1 soda

1 juice

4 water

2 soda

1 tea

3 water

2 soda

3 tea

5 water

0 soda

2 juice

6 water

0 soda

0 juice

4 water

2 soda

1 tea

5 water

1 soda

1 juice

27

25

25

29

30

25

27

  1. Each Monday, participants will submit their points online by 1pm. Any submissions after 1pm will not be counted.
  2. May 1st is the last day of the Challenge, all points for that week need to be submitted by 12pm that day.
  3. The individual with the most points wins. If there is a tie, the names will be placed is a drawing and the individual pulled “out of the hat” is the winner 

Important Dates:

  • Registration Deadline: March 11, 2015
  • Challenge Kick Off: March 16 in the HR Conference Room (PRWC, GL52)
  • Challenge Start Date: March 23
  • Week One Submission Deadline: March 30 @ 1pm
  • Week Two Submission Deadline: April 6 @ 1pm
  • Week Three Submission Deadline: April 13 @ 1pm
  • Week Four submission Deadline: April 20 @ 1pm
  • Week Five Submission Deadline: April 27 @ 1pm
  • Week Six Submission Deadline: May 1 @ 12pm (please note this is a Friday and the last day of the Challenge) 

Questions:

Any questions? Email Joey at jfdaless1@gmail.com

*Attention Mind, Body, Me Members: This Challenge counts toward the Build-Your-Own Wellbeing Track. Click here fore more information. 

Registration: