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Live Healthy Iowa Awards 2014 Cup Challenge Winners

AMES, Iowa - April 15, 2014 - Communities, schools and businesses across the state participated in this year's Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge competing to take possession of the coveted traveling trophies for 2014. Live Healthy Iowa will announce the 2014 Cup Challenge winners at the Iowa Wellness Summit Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 16 in Des Moines, IA as part of a kick-off to the 2014 Iowa Wellness Summit.

The Cup Challenges take healthy competition outside the individual employers and raise the competition across the state. This year 278 companies, 46 communities and 18 schools competed for the coveted traveling trophy in their respective division. Cup Challenge winners were determined by the combination of participation among the eligible population and completion of the challenge.

2014 Corporate Cup Winners:
*Small Company with a workforce of 50-250: Page County Employees
-90% participation
-97.22% completion
*Mid-sized Company with a workforce of 251-1,000: Casey's General Stores
-53.25% participation
-84.04% completion
*Large Company with a workforce of 1,000+: Meredith Corporation
-97.82% participation
-80.35% completion

2014 Community Cup Winner:
*Allamakee County
-10.35% participation
-71.23% completion

2014 K-12 Cup Winner:
*Mid-Prairie Community School District
-97.63% participation
-50% adult completion
-100% youth completion

For a full list of Cup Challenge rankings, please visit For more information about the Iowa Wellness Summit Awards Ceremony, please visit


About Live Healthy Iowa
Live Healthy Iowa, formerly Lighten Up Iowa, was created in 2001 by the Iowa Sports Foundation as a strategic health initiative to address the state's growing obesity problem. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change. In 2013, more than 275,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa program. To learn more, visit

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