A challenge to support healthier, lasting changes

The Healthy Changes Challenge is six-week activity offered to staff and faculty in February 2019.  It encourages you to set your own goal, identify the motivation strategies that fit you best, and provides ways for you to reflect on your behaviors each week.

This challenge is right for you if you want to eat better, plan more meals, shop smarter, move more and reduce your sugary beverages in 2019.

How it works

By registering, you’ll receive a weekly email (on Tuesdays) for six weeks with a newsletter and worksheet.  Your estimated time commitment to read the newsletter, and complete and submit the worksheet, is about 10-15 minutes each week.  You can receive “credit” for completing this well-being activity and earn rewards by submitting at least five out of the six worksheets.

Healthy Changes Challenge Coffee Breaks

You’ll also be invited to two optional coffee breaks that will give you the opportunity to connect with other colleagues who are participating in the program to leverage their support.  If you enjoy building relationships, receiving positive reinforcement and talking through new changes, you’ll enjoy these events.  Those who attend will be entered to win a $20 gift card to Whole Foods.

  • Thursday, February 21, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Barbara B. Davis SPACE, 309, Library.  RSVPs are appreciated but not required
  • Thursday, March 14, 9:00 – 9:45 a.m., Barbara B. Davis SPACE, 309, Library.  RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

Who can participate?

All staff and faculty are eligible to participate, regardless of whether you have HealthPartners insurance.

How and when can I sign up?

REGISTER HERE

Register by February 11.  The six-week challenge kicks off Tuesday, February 12 and goes through March 26.

Earn rewards

  • Attend the Healthy Changes Challenge Coffee Breaks to be entered to win a $20 gift card to Whole Foods.
  • Macalester’s health plan participants who submit at least five out of the six weekly worksheets to Kelly Fang will receive credit for completing this well-being activity.  You’ll be entered in our 2019 well-being prize drawings and be one step closer to earning a well-being premium holiday valued at $96.50.  See our Wellness Benefits and Incentives page for details.

*Please note: The IRS requires taxation of the prize values.

Questions? Contact Kelly Fang at kfang@macalester.edu or call 651-696-6963