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Posted on: February 5, 2014

[ARCHIVED] City of Petersburg Employee Biggest Healthy Loser Campaign


The City of Petersburg Quality Circle for a Healthy Community partnered with Healthy Heart Plus II to offer this great opportunity to City Employees.

City Administration endorsed the idea and encouraged city employees to participate. City Manager William E. Johnson, III stated in a letter to all city employees, "Health and Wellness Programs can help our workforce become healthier and studies show the healthier you are the more effective your can be in the workplace".

City Employees in large numbers attended the Kick-Off and the Official Weigh-In at the Department of Social Services on January 14, 2014. The Kick-Off was full of eager and excited City Employees that were ready to shed pounds the healthy way.

Mrs. Alice Freeman with Healthy Heart Plus II encouraged employees to attend the scheduled health and wellness session each week and she disbursed Healthy Food Recipes to all in attendance.

City Employees have an opportunity to win the grand prize of $1,000 at the end of the campaign. Employees receive newsletters, healthy recipes, incentives, exercise classes, giveaways and the Petersburg Fire Department provides certified personal trainers for interested employees.

The City Employee Biggest Healthy Loser Campaign outcome objectives include the following;
*95% of participants will be able to identify ways to introduce healthier food into their lifestyle.
*75% of participants will commit to incorporating more exercise into their daily routine.
*75% of participants will report improved health on one or more domains: reduction in weight, blood glucose within normal range, blood pressure range, blood cholesterol with normal range, or improved overall attitude towards health.

The Biggest Healthy Loser Campaign will operate for (3) three months and will conclude with a Celebration in April. The winner will be announced at the City Council Meeting scheduled for April 1, 2014.

For additional information - please call 804-733-2394.

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