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"Excellent program, thank you so much! Self-care is often not a priority compared to work, family, etc. so it is nice to have a program built into my daily routines and schedule that will help me to remember to take care of my wellness needs."

-2018 participant

Healthy Holiday Challenge

Healthy Holiday Challenge

Nov 12 - Dec 20; 6-week online challenge

Give yourself the gift of healthier habits this year with the Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program supports you with small, healthy steps you build on each week and can keep going through the new year. Join us to have a healthful, relaxing, balanced and fun holiday season!

This challenge includes:

  • Starter kits for all participants

  • Weekly prizes and a grand prize of a FitBit Charge 3!

  • Weekly newsletters with resources, recipes, and weekly challenges for support and motivation

  • Free week of WorkFit




Registration will close on November 15.

How the program works


Each Monday morning, you will receive a newsletter through email to help you stay on track. The Healthy Holiday Challenge newsletter will include a weekly challenge with supporting tools and tips.

It's up to you how you would like to participate to get the support and motivation you need from the program. You can do any of the following:

  1. Read the newsletters for motivation and reminders.
  2. Report your participation each week (to be eligible for the weekly prize drawing).
  3. Track your progress on your Personal Success Tracker and keep it with you to help you stay on track.
  4. Share tips you have found to be successful with fellow participants. Tips may be posted online or in the newsletter.
Healthy Holiday Challenge Starter Kit 
All participants can receive a Healthy Holiday Challenge Starter Kit. The kit includes: 
  • Healthy Holiday Challenge Pledge - Choose your favorite design, print and post in a visible spot to remind you of your commitment

  • Personal Success Tracker - track your participation in the weekly challenges and record your weight . Tracking habits is a proven method to support success. Choose from the printable PDF or the Word document to save on your computer.

  • 4-in-1 travel utensil set - donated by Kaiser Permananente
  • Shopping bag - donated by Kaiser Permanente
  • and more!
Pick Up Your Supplies
We will have designated pick-up times at the start of the program. There will not be a kickoff this year.
Where: Tang Center, room 3110 - Look for signs
When: Mon, 11/4 12-1:30pm; Thu, 11/7 12-1:30pm; Tue, 11/12 3:30-5pm; Wed, 11/13 12-1pm

Weekly challenge:

  • There will be a new simple challenge each week. If you're ready to make the challenge more difficult, increase the duration or frequency. 

How to win prizes

Weekly Prize Drawing
We are giving away raffle prizes each week!

To be eligible, report your participation for the previous week by completing a quick survey in the Monday newsletters.

The deadline for reporting the previous week's participation will be Tuesdays at noonWinners will be announced in a mid-week email. 

How to win the grand prize

The grand prize is a FitBit Charge 3, donated by Kaiser Permanente! To be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing, you must do both of the following:
  • Complete the program
    Be sure to submit your participation each week!

  • Complete the program evaluation
    Submit the online program evaluation. We will ask for your name but it will not be associated with your answers.


Hunger-Satiety Scale

Hunger-Satiety Scale Image

Managing Holiday Stress:

Managing Holiday Stress Worksheet


"Leave it to a wise university to know that healthy employees are better employees, who have more energy, more productivity, and more appreciation for an employer who also cares about their personal well-being."

"I regularly exercise but this program gave me the motivation to start involving my coworkers in my weekly exercise schedule - e.g. I've met people from other departments as we now go to a weekly circuits class together (enabled through the free 6 week trial offer). I've also gotten to know my coworkers better and in a different environment, and I've had FUN! My coworker and I are now meeting at the weekend to work-out. So, not only has this program been an incentive to maintain my activity levels, it's been great for helping me to find new friends!"

"This was a great way to close out the semester and make some small daily changes to help my overall wellness!" -Megan F.

"I love these challenges. So helpful to have reminders and know that even the smallest changes can make a difference."

"I love the Healthy Holiday Challenge because it encourages me to both set and achieve personal goals while also build community with my peers and colleagues who have similar goals." - Christine T.