Healthcorps Wellness Challenge At NOVA Academy a Success
Anayeli Zavala, the coordinator at NOVA Academy in Coachella, CA, created a wellness challenge that rewarded participants for “engaging in healthy habits.” Each staff member from the school who participated in the challenge was assigned a partner, and together they came up with a team name to use for the competition.
Teams like “Healthy and Happy,” “Slim Possible,” and “Health is Coming,” were created and the teams then amassed points based on healthy habits.
Sleeping 7 hours = 5 pts
Cooking a healthy meal = 5 pts
Eating 2 servings of fruit = 5 pts
Eating 3 servings of vegetables = 5 pts
Drinking 8 cups of water = 5 pts
Exercising = 5 pts for every 15 min (2 hour maximum)
The competition took place over a month’s period and of course, in addition to a winning team prize, the health benefits were a winning bonus for all the participants!!
Special mention of teacher Brandon Equilis who lead the team staff competition!!