Allamakee Community School District kicks off Live Healthy Iowa Wellness Challenge

The Allamakee Community School District (ACSD) celebrated the start of the annual Live Healthy Iowa 10-Week Wellness Challenge Monday, February 2 with an assembly in the Waukon High School gymnasium. Students were treated to a skit, fun games, and prizes thrown into the crowd. The high school 4-H Food and Fitness Youth team planned the event, along with Youth Coach Stef Perkins, ACSD FoodCorps service member Ashley Turk, and community volunteer Dani Bucknell. The goal of Live Healthy Iowa is to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. The 10-Week Wellness Challenge encourages participants to eat fruits and vegetables, drink water, and get plenty of physical activity every day. This year, the Challenge runs from January 26 through April 3. Allamakee County has won the Community Cup portion of the Challenge for each of the past three years for its high rates of participation and is looking to do so again this year. Visit for more information about Live Healthy Iowa and the 10-Week Wellness Challenge. Submitted photos.