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WIC Worksite Wellness Step It Up Challenge
|Who:||California WIC Teams of 6 or less (can be multiple teams per agency)*|
|When:||July 15 – August 15, 2021|
|Where:||Wherever you can get your steps in!|
|Why:||To get moving and meet our individual steps goals!|
|How:||Log your steps by signing up and creating a group at https://worldwalking.org. Please invite Jodi to your group so she can track your progress (email@example.com).|
According to the Mayo Clinic, the average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles, and we should aim for 10,000 steps per day. It’s a good idea to find out how many steps a day you walk now, as your own baseline, then you can STEP IT UP toward the goal of 10,000 steps by aiming to add extra steps every day for 4 weeks. If you already walk 10,000 steps or more, increase your goal. You can track your steps with an iPhone or Android, a sports watch like a Fitbit, or a pedometer (CWA has extra pedometers if your office needs them).
|TOTAL STEPS – Final|
Like walking from London to Tokyo.
29 Teams throughout California
Way to rock this competition Cal WIC! Great job.
|ROUND 4 WINNER|
CRP WIC Walkers
158,144 / walker average
*If you need accommodations or would like to substitute something else for walking, let us know. We are happy to oblige and encourage all abilities to participate. Additionally, we know not everyone has access to safe walking paths, so please let us know and we can recommend some alternatives to you.
The increase to the #WIC fruit and veg benefit is changing lives for families across California. Tell Congress to #ExtendTheWICBump in the CR by September 30th! @RepBarbaraLee @KenCalvert @RepRoybalAllard @dgvaladao @aguilarpete @RepMikeGarcia @Norma4Congress @RepJoshHarder https://t.co/601OiHv3md
A4: We know that obesity declined for #WIC kids as a result of the 2009 change to include fruit and veg in the food package, but we know that child obesity has risen during the pandemic, as have food costs. Families access to produce now more than ever! #ExtendTheWICBump #FoodFri https://t.co/EfQalIBN6I
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