The School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), again this year, is offering a challenge to all Newton-Conover City Schools Employees, the Biggest Loser Fitness Challenge 2014. This event is an opportunity for all employees to focus on a balanced plan of weight reduction and exercise creating a healthy impact on their lives. Our district school nurses are conducting confidential weigh-ins each week for all who enter. At the end of the competition, nurses will report the percentage weight loss (not pounds) for an individual and the average percent weight loss for their sites. The event began the first week of February and all participants have eight weeks to lose as much weight as possible.
In addition to being a healthier employee, participants have the ability to win prizes as a result of their progress and completion. To increase the excitement, many agreed to pay $5.00 to create and share in cash prizes for winners who contributed in addition to other prizes donated by local hospitals and agencies. Prizes include memberships to fitness clubs and spas and other gifts as well. For those who contributed the five dollars for cash prizes, there will be a $150 first place and $100 second place prize. The event wraps up during the week of March 28th. Good luck to all participants!!!