GHT Healthy Holiday Challenge Winners Announced!

Posted on January 7, 2015

Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah SD 1st Place; School District of Omro in 2nd Place and Oshkosh Area School District This Year's 3rd Place Winner

The 2014 WCA Group Health Trust Healthy Holidays Challenge is now over and we are excited to announce this year's overall winners.  We will be making a donation to a food pantry of their choice with the prize money.

Overall Winners for 2014
1. Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District: 1027 Points
Donation to Food Pantry of their Choice: $300
2. School District of Omro: 929 Points
Donation to Food Pantry of their Choice: $200
3. Oshkosh Area School District: 805
Donation to Food Pantry of their Choice: $100

"Congratulations to this year's winners, as well as all participants who took the time to focus on healthy food choices this holiday season, which isn't always the easiest thing to do given the amount of cookies, sweets and celebrations which abound in December," said Josh Bindl, Chief Operations Officer for the WCA Group Health Trust.  "As we do with our annual fitness challenge in the summer, it's always so great to see our members actively involved in our health and wellness initiatives and we value this relationship."

Week Four Winners

In addition, here are the Week Four winners (December 22-28, 2014).

Winners can select the food pantry they would like to receive a $50 donation on their behalf by clicking here.

Based on feedback we received throughout the challenge, this participant enjoyed being able to focus on heathy eating during the holiday season: "This challenge is a great way to make sure that I stay on track by eating healthy and exercising over the holidays," said Tracy Marin of the Oshkosh Area School District.

Week Four Winners:

Betty Sessions Buffalo County
Roselle Schlosser Buffalo County
Jacqueline Kurkowski Burnett County
Pam Holloway City of Cedarburg
Mary Farron Elkhart Lake- Glenbeulah SD
Ann Graumann Elkhart Lake- Glenbeulah SD
Lorra L. Klein Fond du Lac School District
Rob Csencsics Marathon County
Kay Roehrig Oshkosh Area School District
Phyllis Zimmer School District of Omro
Dorathy Nelson Taylor County
Michele Armbrust Taylor County

About the GHT's Healthy Holidays Challenge

The WCA Group Health Trust offered some extra incentive to its members with a Healthy Holiday Challenge, which ran from December 1-28, 2014. Besides the benefits received by eating healthy and staying active, particpants were able to help their local food pantry. The WCA Group Health Trust (GHT) then donated to local food pantries chosen by participating members.

With parties to attend, shopping to do and celebrations to participate in, it can be difficult to make sure your diet includes the recommended balance of fruits and vegetables. The USDA recommends 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit daily. It is also recommended that a person do at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day.

Participants earned up to three points/day. One point for consuming 2 1/2 cups of vegetables a day, one point for consuming 2 cups of fruit daily and an additional point for 30 continuous minutes of moderate to vigorous activity. The maximum number of points any participant can earn in one day was 3 and the maximum points for one week are 21.

Weekly Prizes
Each week 12 different local food pantries received a $50 donation.

Every week participants submitted their weekly point total and the top 12 scores and ties were entered in a drawing. Twelve names were drawn and those winners chose a local food pantry, which received a $50 donation from the WCA Group Health Trust in that winner's name.

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