SASD Employee Biggest Loser Contest Complete
The Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) conducted an 18-week weight loss challenge for its employees. Employees who participated in the weight loss challenge paid an entry fee of $10. At the start of the challenge, each participant weighed in with Jeri Dreikosen, SASD Wellness Coordinator, and signed a contract stating that he/she would report weekly weights or pay $1, and exercise for 2½ hours each week or pay another $1.
Dreikosen provided participants with a new challenge and a healthy recipe each week. Participants also had the opportunity to attend weekly support group meetings. One hundred people signed up for the challenge; 71 of the participants stayed with the program the entire 18 weeks. The total weight loss for those 71 employees was 501.8 pounds.
Prizes were awarded to the individuals and team who had the highest percentage of weight loss. The SASD biggest losers, pictured from left to right, are Kevin Herber, Laura Kautzer, Ben Gasper, and Kelly Schaetzer. The total weight loss for these 4 "losers" was 130 pounds.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
April 27, 2010