Tuesday, January 26, 2010


A recent study conducted by the California Food Policy Advocates shows that more than 55% of adults in Yolo County are either overweight or obese. As part of its ongoing commitment to make Yolo County a healthier community, the Food Bank of Yolo County is partnering with Cross Court Athletic Club, Woodland Healthcare and Subway Restaurants to combat obesity through an 8-week fitness and weight loss competition.

Inspired by the success of NBC’s hit reality show “The Biggest Loser” and Feeding America’sPound for Pound Challenge,” the Food Bank’s “WEIGH TO GO! Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge” will challenge contestants to lose weight over an 8-week period, and will encourage them to recruit sponsors to pledge a $1 donation for every pound the participant loses. All monies raised will be donated to the Food Bank of Yolo County.

Beginning January 29, 2010 participants can register online at: www.foodbankyc.org and download registration packets, including the WTG Participant Card which entitles you to special offers from partnering organizations like Subway Restaurants, Davis Athletic Club and Cross Court Athletic Club. You can also register via phone by calling Teryl Warren, Social Media and Volunteers Coordinator at 530.668.0690 x 106 beginning January 29. Please join us in our effort to promote fitness and healthy living throughout Yolo County!

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