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School Challenge for Youth Organizations

For over ten years, the HealthPartners PowerUp School Challenge has been supporting schools and organizations across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin to encourage thousands of kids to get curious and excited to try for 5 fruits and veggies and move their bodies in fun, new ways! The School Challenge focuses on eating better, moving more, and feeling good and the connection between them.

While anyone can utilize these tools and resources, limited print materials and incentives are only available for qualifying Minnesota and Wisconsin organizations. If you would like more information on getting started, please email us at info@powerup4kids.org.

Why Participate in the School Challenge?

By participating, youth organizations:

      • Choose when, where and how to implement the Challenge
      • Support and encourage kids to eat better, move more and feel good
      • Receive fun and engaging PowerUp resources to share with kids and families
      • Are guided through the Challenge with weekly program communications
      • Prioritize student wellness and do what's best for kids!


Here's How it Works!

CHOOSE the month that works best 

Looking at the 2021-2022 program calendar, choose the month you’d like to take on the Challenge. You have the flexibility to choose which month your group will participate.

SIGN-UP to participate
After picking a month to participate, sign-up using this online form. You'll receive program materials and communications for the month you choose.

Print materials are not needed prior to starting the Challenge. If you request materials, you will receive them by the date indicated on the program calendarLimited print materials are available, so sign-up early! 


COMPLETE the Challenge

During the month you choose to participate, you will receive email communications at the beginning of each week, guiding you through the Challenge. Each weekly email will include: 

  • Engaging activity ideas for the weekly theme
  • Links to popular PowerUp resources
  • Silly jokes and fun facts to share with your group
  • Sample communications to share with families

During Week 1: Eat Better - do any eat better classroom activity

During Week 2: Move More - do any move more classroom activity

During Week 3: Feel Good - do any feel good classroom activity

During Week 4: Tell Us - complete the survey and earn your reward!


The Challenge can easily be modified with virtual or "at-home" activities, for groups who do not gather weekly.


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