The 5th Annual Weight Loss Challenge Starts Now!

Adults that live or work in Granville and Vance Counties can form a team of 4 adults who will work together to lose 10 pounds each between January 28th, 2013 and April 12th, 2013. Successful teams and individuals will be eligible for drawings for $3,000 in gift cards donated by the sponsors.

The last day to enter is February 1st for the initial weigh in!

Eat Smart, Move More: North Carolina’s State Plan to Prevent Overweight, Obesity and Related Chronic Diseases is designed to help organizations and individuals craft strategies to address overweight and obesity in their communities and begin to create policies and environments supportive of healthy eating and physical activity.

The Granville-Vance Weight Loss Challenge is an event that provides teams of 4 adults an opportunity to lose 10 pounds per person, over a 10-week period. Even though weight loss is an immediate goal of the event, the ultimate goal is to improve the overall health of residents in our two counties.

The Challenge is being spearheaded and sponsored by the Granville-Vance District Health Department, Maria Parham Medical Center, Granville Health System, and the Henderson Family YMCA. Additional partners include Henderson-Vance Recreation Dept, Studio Mainstreet, BodyWorx, Oxford Parks and Recreation, Team Care Manual and Physical Therapy of Oxford, and The Road to Fitness of Creedmoor. Revlon, P&G Iams, and CertainTeed are also sponsoring weigh-in sites for their employees to support staff wellness! These organizations all share a common goal of improving the health of our community residents.

The Challenge is a team-oriented event that is open to all residents or workers in Granville and Vance Counties who are 18 years or older. While we realize many children are overweight or obese, special considerations are needed for safe weight loss for children. We believe by targeting adults we can impact families and make a difference overall.

The Challenge is a ten-week event that starts following the weigh-in week of January 28-February 1, 2013. The event ends with the weigh-out week of April 8-12, 2013.

The ultimate goal of the Challenge is to improve overall health, so we hope that everyone who participates in the event will learn to Eat Smart and Move More. To make things a little more interesting, the Granville-Vance District Health Department, Granville Health System and Maria Parham Medical Center, have donated $3000 in prize money (to be given out in a lottery process) to participating teams and individuals who meet the weight loss goal.

Registration is required, and teams that weigh-in together can earn an extra chance to win!

See the attached Registration Form. Contacts at the sponsoring organizations are Linda Grissom at GHS (919-690-2149), Lee Anne Peoples at MPMC (252-436-1116), or Jackie Sergent at GVDHD (492-7915 or 693-2141). You can also check out the Granville Health System website ( Maria Parham Medical Center’s website (, or the Granville-Vance District Health Department’s website ( for additional information.

Download the registration packet here:  Pre Weigh-In Packet_2013