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1 Waging a War on Weight Clinton County Health Coalition Albany, KY Christy Nuetzman & Stacy Smith Clinton County Cooperative Extension Office

2 Program Format A 10 week weight management & physical activity program between two communities based on an age old high school basketball rivalry. Registration paperwork, weigh in, lessons, challenges, recipe sampling, etc. was the same in both communities. Included a joint Kickoff Event for both counties.

3 Program Format Winners were determined for each county; however, the county with the highest total weight loss percentage received a traveling trophy to be displayed at their Extension Office.

4 Kickoff Event

5 Marty Shackelford, 2012 Team Type 2 national diabetic cycling team member, shared his story of weight loss and diabetes management. Marty states that Everything got started when I lost the most weight of all contestants in our 2010 Casey County Biggest Loser program--I lost 83lbs in just 12 weeks!

6 Kickoff Event

7 Martys message focused on weight management, counting calories, the importance of physical activity, and managing diabetes. He personally lost 150 pounds in a 10 month period and has had his A1C under 5.4 for almost two years. Following the presentation, participants toured the Wellness Center and tested the equipment. Participants received vouchers to use the Wellness Center free for a week at their convenience.

8 Kickoff Event

9 Educational Lessons What Exactly Do I Eat?: 24 Hour Food Recall Menu Planning Nutrition in the Fast Lane Physical Activity Options Reducing Sodium Diabetes Prevention & Management Drink Choices

10 Mini Challenges Give Up/Add In Challenge Give up a food you know is not good for you and replace it with one you need more of or is a healthier option. Healthy Recipe Challenge Share a healthy recipe with us. Categories are wide open as long as its tasty and healthy! Try a New Activity Challenge Simply try a new physical activity and list minutes spent actively exercising each day.

11 Mini Challenges Spice It Up Challenge Use an alternative spice to flavor your food. Pure Water Challenge You are entitled to 1 cup of coffee or 1 glass of tea per day. List how many ounces of water you consume each day. Food Find in the Nick of Time A physical activity conducted during a weekly lesson.

12 Recipes Weekly recipe sampling featuring Plate It Up Kentucky Proud recipes. Recipe booklet (based upon mini challenge) distributed to all participants.

13 Evaluation 65 individuals participated from Clinton County. Of the 23 participants who completed the competition, our county had a total weight loss percentage of 4.02! Top winner lost 42.2 pounds with a total weight loss of 11.70%!

14 And the Winner is…….

15 Worksite Wellness Patriot Industries in Clinton & Wayne Counties –Federal grant that provides health screenings, education, and wellness programs for employees –Initial screenings results: 35% had elevated cholesterol levels 48% had elevated triglyceride levels 62% had elevated glucose levels 53% had elevated A1C levels 57% had elevated blood pressure

16 Worksite Wellness Weight the Reality Series on-site – 8 weeks at both factories – 96 of 107 completed the program – 9.8% top weight loss Wayne; 7.69% top weight loss Clinton – 45 participants changed BMI Similar initiative held at Albany Elementary School

17 For More Information: Clinton County Health Coalition Christy Nuetzman, Chair


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