2021 Holiday Challenge
Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, Don’t Gain

Date:  Monday, November 15 – Friday, December 31, 2021
Location: Online resources and sent to your email
Registration:  Online
Incentive Awards Program: Worth $10 for the Self-Reported County Sponsored Fitness Program (For employee only)

Holiday Challenge with the 0 being a snow flake.Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE 7-week challenge provides you with strategies and resources to maintain your weight throughout the holiday season. Any adult over 18 years of age across the United States with a valid email address can join the Holiday Challenge.

The 2021 Holiday Challenge will begin November 15 and run through December 31. Registration does not close, you may sign-up at any time.

Participants can engage as much or as little as they would like to, as all resources are sent to their email and available online. Register now by visiting: esmmweighless.com/sign/.

Holiday Challenge Features:

All Holiday Challenge features will be sent directly to your email inbox when the program begins. Holiday Challenge features include the following:

  • Weekly Newsletters
  • Daily Tips
    • Survive a holiday party
    • Manage holiday stress
    • Stay active during the winter
  • Weekly Challenges
  • Healthy holiday recipes
  • Support through social media
Last year’s Holiday Challenge:

In 2020, more than 44,670 people from all 50 states and all 100 North Carolina counties and 33 additional countries took part in the Holiday Challenge. At the end of the Holiday Challenge, 92% maintained or lost weight and 98% are likely to participate in a future Holiday Challenge. For additional results, and to see how your state ranked in participation, click here: Holiday Challenge Results.

For any questions regarding the Holiday Challenge, check out the FAQ page or email us at [email protected].

The Holiday Challenge is provided by Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, a 15-week online weight management program delivered by a live Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes, a 12-month online diabetes prevention program recognized by the CDC. Both programs are developed and managed by NC State University and the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

Supporting Documentation from Cigna

This year we are adding some goodies to the Holiday Challenge with weekly drawings and a grand prize drawing on January 4, 2022.

Submit your progress each week on the form below to be entered into the weekly drawing for a $20 gift certificate. All weekly entries will be included in the grand prize drawing for $100 on Wednesday, January 4, 2022. The more weekly entries you submit the more chances you have in the grand prize drawing.

All County employees and spouses on our Cigna health plan are eligible for the drawings.

All weekly entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday after that week’s challenges. Drawings will be held on Wednesday morning and the lucky winner will be notified.

Good luck everyone.


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