The program described here shows how Extension can be a strong collaborative partner in a rural setting in improving the overall health of the community by organizing a three month "Biggest Loser" Weight Loss Challenge. A pre-and post-fitness assessment and bi-weekly weigh-ins were administered. Three healthy lifestyle educational programs were provided, and a 3-month follow-up behavior change survey was collected. The program has been a tremendous success, with 588 participants losing 2,357.2 lbs. over the past 3 years.
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Jensen, K. D. (2013). Organizing a Community "Biggest Loser" Weight Loss Challenge. The Journal of Extension, 51(2), Article 9. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.51.02.09