Extreme Health Challenge

Extreme Health Challenge

State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; Missouri Team Nutrition; 2010.
The "Extreme Health Challenge" was developed as a fun way to challenge students, school staff, and families to eat more fruits and vegetables and to be more active while learning about nutrition and Missouri's Katy Trail. For 4th and 5th grade classrooms in Missouri, one person from each school (the EHC Coordinator) enrolls for all classes. Students earn incentives based on activities completed in the Challenge.




There are components for physical education teachers, classroom teachers and school foodservice. The physical activity portion of the "Extreme Health Challenge" focuses on the entire class getting in 225 miles worth of physical activity in an agreed upon amount of time depending on the size of the class and the age of the students in the class. A guide for including healthier foods for celebrations is included, as well as charts for documenting new foods that are introduced to students.

View a promotional flyer about the Extreme Health Challenge (PDF | 120 KB) to learn more.

Resources for Extreme Health Challenge Coordinator

      1. Cover Page (PDF | 451 KB)
      2. Overview (PDF | 120 KB)
      3. EHC Coordinator Guide (PDF | 110 KB)
      4. Classroom Teachers Guide (PDF | 191 KB)
      5. PE Teachers Guide (PDF | 113 KB)
      6. Cafeteria Staff Guide (PDF | 80 KB)
      7. Incentives (PDF | 174 KB)
      8. In a Nutshell (PDF | 59 KB)
      9. Taking Care of Yourself (PDF | 90 KB)
      10. Steps to a Healthier You (PDF | 534 KB)
      11. Healthy Celebrations (PDF | 115 KB)
      12. Food as Reward (PDF | 135 KB)
      13. Parent Letter (PDF | 111 KB)
      14. Katy Trail Challenge Instructions (PDF | 84 KB)
      15. How to Use Pedometer (PDF | 42 KB)
      16. Class Activity Record (PDF | 106 KB)
      17. MyActivity Pyramid (PDF | 384 KB)
      18. MyActivity Log (PDF | 331 KB)
      19. Classroom Activity Breaks (PDF | 55 KB)
      20. Playground Activity (PDF | 147 KB)
      21. Katy Trail Home Map (PDF | 545 KB)
      22. Calculating Stride Length (PDF | 428 KB)
      23. Convert Steps to Miles (PDF | 475 KB)
      24. Fruits and Vegetables Challenge Instructions (PDF | 50 KB)
      25. Fruits and Vegetables Challenge Individual Chart (PDF | 139 KB)
      26. Family Fruits and Vegetables Challenge Chart (PDF | 104 KB)
      27. Show Me Nutrition Curriculum (PDF | 96 KB)
      28. Family Nutrition Education Program (FNEP) Coordinators Map (PDF | 118 KB)
      29. 4th Grade GLEs (PDF | 56 KB)
      30. 5th Grade GLEs (PDF | 56 KB)
      31. Katy Trail History Lessons (PDF | 458 KB)
      32. Today's Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 141 KB)
      33. Resources (PDF | 62 KB)

Resources for Classroom Teachers

      1. Cover Page (PDF | 451 KB)
      2. Overview (PDF | 120 KB)
      3. Classroom Teachers Guide (PDF | 191 KB)
      4. Incentives (PDF | 174 KB)
      5. In a Nutshell (PDF | 59 KB)
      6. Taking Care of Yourself (PDF | 90 KB)
      7. Steps to a Healthier You (PDF | 534 KB)
      8. Healthy Celebrations (PDF | 115 KB)
      9. Food as Reward (PDF | 135 KB)
      10. Parent Letter (PDF | 111 KB)
      11. Katy Trail Challenge Instructions (PDF | 84 KB)
      12. How to Use Pedometer (PDF | 42 KB)
      13. Class Activity Record (PDF | 106 KB)
      14. MyActivity Pyramid (PDF | 384 KB)
      15. MyActivity Log (PDF | 331 KB)
      16. Classroom Activity Breaks (PDF | 55 KB)
      17. Playground Activity (PDF | 147 KB)
      18. Katy Trail Home Map (PDF | 545 KB)
      19. Fruits and Vegetables Challenge Instructions (PDF | 50 KB)
      20. Fruits and Vegetables Challenge Individual Chart (PDF | 139 KB)
      21. Family Fruits and Vegetables Challenge Chart (PDF | 104 KB)
      22. Show Me Nutrition Curriculum (PDF | 96 KB)
      23. 4th Grade GLEs (PDF | 56 KB)
      24. 5th Grade GLEs (PDF | 56 KB)
      25. Katy Trail History Lessons (PDF | 458 KB)
      26. Resources (PDF | 62 KB)

Resources for PE Teachers

      1. Cover Page (PDF | 451 KB)
      2. Overview (PDF | 120 KB)
      3. PE Teachers Guide (PDF | 113 KB)
      4. Katy Trail Challenge Instructions (PDF | 84 KB)
      5. How to Use Pedometer (PDF | 42 KB)
      6. Class Activity Record (PDF | 106 KB)
      7. MyActivity Pyramid (PDF | 384 KB)
      8. MyActivity Log (PDF | 331 KB)
      9. Classroom Activity Breaks (PDF | 55 KB)
      10. Playground Activity (PDF | 147 KB)
      11. Calculating Stride Length (PDF | 428 KB)
      12. Convert Steps to Miles (PDF | 475 KB)
      13. Resources (PDF | 62 KB)

Resources for Cafeteria Managers

      1. Cover Page (PDF | 451 KB)
      2. Overview (PDF | 120 KB)
      3. Cafeteria Staff Guide (PDF | 80 KB)
      4. Steps to a Healthier You (PDF | 534 KB)
      5. Katy Trail Home Map (PDF | 545 KB)
      6. Fruits and Vegetables Challenge Individual Chart (PDF | 139 KB)
      7. Family Fruits and Vegetables Challenge Chart (PDF | 104 KB)
      8. Today's Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 141 KB)
      9. Resources (PDF | 62 KB)