Washington County residents accept challenge
Monday, Jan. 28 was the starting date for the Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Wellness Challenge. As of last week, Washington County had 25 teams, with 181 participants, registered to begin the challenge. Public Health administrator Edie Nebel said all three of the county's school districts have teams.
As part of Washington County residents' involvement, local grocery stores plan to promote the eating of fruits and vegetables. Fitness facilities have also "stepped up to the plate" to offer free access during the first three weeks of the challenge.