Join the 2018 Holiday Challenge!

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You are invited to join the 12th annual Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides you with strategies and resources to maintain your weight throughout the holiday season.

Last year’s Holiday Challenge was the largest to date with over 28,000 participants from all 50 states, all 100 NC counties, and 17 additional countries (an 83% increase from the previous year). Now it is time for the 2018 Eat Smart, Move More, Maintain, don’t gain! Holiday Challenge!

The Holiday Challenge will begin November 12, 2018, and run through December 31.

If you cannot access the Register Now button, please go to and click the Holiday Challenge tab. Please note: Many employers offer incentives for participating. If you agree to share your name, we will ONLY be sharing your name with your employer, NO weight information is ever shared. 

Holiday Challenge Features:

Weekly Newsletters

Daily Tips

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Weekly Challenges

Prizes and Weekly Winners

Free virtual walking race across Rome

For Holiday Challenge updates, resources, and participant support:

Last year’s Holiday Challenge:

In 2017, more than 28,000 people from all 50 states took part in the Holiday Challenge. At the end of the program, 92% reported maintaining or losing weight. For additional results, and to see how your state ranked in participation, click here: Holiday Challenge Results.

For any questions regarding the Holiday Challenge, please email

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 NC Division of Public Health.