Holiday Challenge is back!

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Guest Writer: Madi Johnson

The Holiday Challenge is here! 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 may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. You are invited to join the 11th annual Holiday Challenge.  Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.

The 2017 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge

Last year’s Holiday Challenge was the biggest and best ever.  We had over 15,500 participants from all 50 states, all 100 NC counties, and 13 additional countries.  Now it’s time for the 2017 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge!

The Holiday Challenge will begin November 13th and run through December 31st.


Register for the 2017 Holiday Challenge

You should receive a confirmation email immediately after registering, please email for any questions.


Weekly Newsletters, Daily Tips, and Weekly Challenges with strategies to:

  • Survive a holiday party
  • Manage holiday stress
  • Fit physical activity into your day
  • Cook quick and healthy meals
  • Plus healthy holiday recipes!

Join us for additional support on Facebook (NEW private page for 2017), PinterestInstagram, and Twitter.

Share your progress using #HolidayChallenge.


Last year’s Holiday Challenge:

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In 2016, more than 15,500 people from all 50 states and 13 other countries took part in the Holiday Challenge.

How did your state rank last year?  Click here for results:  Holiday Challenge Results.  Which states will come in the Top 5 this year?

The Holiday Challenge is provided by Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, a 15-week online weight management program held in real-time with a live Registered Dietitian, and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes, a 12-month online diabetes prevention program recognized by the CDC.

For questions or additional information, please email or call 919-707-5398.


ESMM Weigh Less logoThis article was originally posted on Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less on September 17, 2017. Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh less is an online weight management program that uses strategies proven to work for weight loss and maintenance. The program was developed by professionals from North Carolina State University and the NC Division of Public Health. 


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Madi Johnson is the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Specialist at NC State University. On their blog, she regularly shares strategies and tips for healthy eating, physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.