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2018 Lessons


The 2018 "A Healthier Weigh" challenge is set to begin in seven northeast Colorado counties in early January. There will be a staggered start as each county has setup their own registration and weigh-in date. However, the educational content of the program will be consistent for all counties. The AHW challenge encourages increasing activity, making wise food choices, and living a healthier lifestyle in 2018.
The program is open to adults, 18 years of age and older. The challenge is conducted with teams of 4 adults. There will again be a separate category for individual participants in most counties. The primary focus of the program is based on a team competition. This team format provides for more accountability and personal encouragement for participants.  However, most counties are allowing for individuals to also participate in the program. The challenge program guidelines and entry forms are available through the CSU Extension offices in Logan, Morgan, Kit Carson, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties, or via their websites.
In this twelfth year for the challenge, emphasis will be on increasing personal fitness to improve and maintain health, mindful eating, and healthy lifestyles. In the 2018 challenge, participants will track minutes of their daily dedicated physical activity. Teams and individuals will earn points for meeting or exceeding the recommended physical activity for healthy adults. Total Step Count will be an optional category.  Participants will weigh out the last week of March or first week of April, according to their start date.
Registration packets are available at the County Extension Offices, and are due the week of weigh-ins. Specific weigh-in times and locations are available at each County Extension Office. Team registration is $160 or $40 per team member. To learn more about the 2018 "A Healthier Weigh" challenge, contact:
Kit Carson & Yuma counties at 970-332-4151 or email

Phillips & Sedgwick Counties at 970-854-3616 or email

Washington County Extension at 970-345-2287 or email

Logan County Extension at 970-522-3200 or email

Morgan County Extension at 970-542-3540 or email