2022 Q1 Nutrition Challenge
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in this quarter’s Nutrition Challenge. We had a lot of great participation and look forward to doing it again in the future.
And the WINNERS are...
As winners with 100 points or more, you will be receiving an Amazon e-gift card. Please be sure to check your McMahon email on Thursday morning for your prize.
The McMahon Wellness Committee is excited to present the 2022 Q1 Nutrition Challenge!
Consuming enough fruits and vegetables can help reduce a person’s risk of many leading causes of illness and death, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and obesity. Despite the positive impact fruits and veggies can have on your diet and quality of life, few adults actually eat the recommended amounts of these foods. Last year, the CDC reported that just 1 in 10 adults eat enough fruits and vegetables. The first quarter presents a great opportunity to set goals for a happy and healthy year!
With this in mind, we thought the 31-day 800 grams (approximately 1.75 lbs or 28 oz) challenge would be a perfect way to jumpstart a year of wellness!
31-DAY 800g CHALLENGE RULES
YOU'VE GOT ONE RULE.
Eat 800 grams (g) by weight of fruits, veggies, and beans per day… and continue to eat whatever else you want. No foods are restricted during the challenge, but only fruits, vegetables, and beans count towards the 800g total. (There is a list of foods that count and don't count in the above linked article.)
800 grams (g) in weight is a very realistic standard for all! 800g fits on a standard dinner plate, but you certainly wouldn’t want to eat it at dinner alone.
This is about eating fruits, vegetables, and beans – NOT products made with them. Fruits, vegetables, and beans count regardless of cooked, canned, frozen, or fresh. Dried fruits and vegetable as well as juices don’t count (and French fries do not count…in case you were wondering).
When in doubt, leave it out!
How do I keep track?
Keep track of your 800g in Challenge Runner. Hitting your 800g of fruits, veggies, and beans per day earns you 4 points.
800g+ = 4 points
600g to 799g = 3 points
400g to 599g = 2 points
200g to 399g = 1 point
HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE
If you wish to participate in the nutrition challenge, you can use your cell phone to scan the QR code to register in Challenge Runner. You can also register through this link.
Employees who have not used Challenge Runner before can register with a new account.
Participants who register will receive a McMahon branded food scale to help you weigh out your fruits and veggies!
PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY JANUARY 21, 2022. THE CHALLENGE BEGINS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1st AND ENDS THURSDAY, MARCH 31st.
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who participated in this quarter’s Exercise Wellness Challenge and to Francisco Lovera, Cat Crum, Jennifer Kamienski, David DiGioia, Eric Haflett, Emily Buck, and Natalie Raffol for being our Exercise Champions!
We had a lot of great participation and look forward to doing it again in the future.
Drew McKiernan was the winner of the $100 Gift Card!
Spring is officially here and the warmer weather is great for getting out and being more active!
During Q2, we will be focusing on the Exercise portion from of our LEARN Wellness program and what better way to enjoy the nice weather than with an exercise challenge! An exercise challenge is a fun way to develop a habit for “springing into movement.” From April 15th to May 21st, the Wellness Committee invites you to participate in our exercise challenge by selecting one of the below exercise groups that interests you the most. Check your email to vote to let the Wellness Committee know which group you would like to join. Please send your preferences by Friday, April 9th.
To keep track of your progress, we will be using Challenge Runner which syncs up with your personal fitness device. You can find the invitation link and QR code for Challenge Runner below.
Each group will have a wellness committee member(s) (otherwise known as an “Exercise Champion”) participating along with you and to keep you motivated. Additionally, your group will have its own Zoom channel community to share ideas, advice, pictures of your workouts, and other related resources throughout your exercise journey.
We hope that this activity will aid with any personal health goals you may have set for yourself. If you have any questions about the challenge, please share them with a member of the Wellness Committee.
We hope everyone will join us!