What is Mix It Up?

It may be the simplest nutrition program ever — no calorie counting, no fat gram tabulating, no weighing or measuring. Just easy-to-remember daily selections of colorful produce — more than 120 to choose from! A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is exceptionally healthy. Putting produce first can help reduce your risk of obesity, heart disease, some cancers, diabetes, and hypertension, while increasing energy.

How does it work?

Your goal is to eat at least five servings of produce each day, with a minimum of three vegetables — in red, orange, yellow/white, green, and blue/violet. By spreading daily choices across the rainbow of colors, you’re guaranteed the best produce has to offer — vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals — for better health.

Who can participate?

All full time and part time employees of Beacon Hill Water/Sewer District, City of Kelso, City of Longview, City of Woodland, Cowlitz County, Wahkiakum County, City of Camas and City of Washougal can participate in Mix It Up. Whether you’re already achieving your 5-A-Day or need some help getting there, Mix It Up gives you simple, motivating tools to track your progress and see results. Sign up today and join the fun!

When does Mix It Up start?

Registration opens Monday June 3, 2013 for employees of Beacon Hill Water/Sewer District, City of Kelso, City of Longview, City of Woodland, Cowlitz County, Wahkiakum County, City of Camas and City of Washougal. You can participate as an individual or you can join a team for some friendly competition. You may begin recording your servings on Monday June 17th, 2013. Encourage your coworkers to join you in eating your way to wellness this fall. You have 4 weeks to get your team together and all teams must be formed by Sunday June 16, 2013. The team challenge lasts 8 weeks and concludes Sunday August 11, 2013.

How does the team competition work?

The goal of team participation is to reinforce healthy eating with a fun, friendly competition that emphasizes the overall goals of Mix It Up. The team competition runs June 17th to August 11th. The deadline to have your activity count toward the team score is August 12th. For more information, click the Questions & answers link at the bottom of the page.