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Posted on: April 7, 2014

[ARCHIVED] City Employees Lose Over 260 Pounds

City of Petersburg Biggest Healthy Loser Campaign

City Employees weighed in to shed pounds by eating healthy, exercising and participating in wellness seminars. “A healthy workforce leads to a more productive workforce, and a decrease in health insurance premiums,” says City Manager William E. Johnson III. “The goal is for city employees to chart the course for all Petersburg citizens to live a healthier life.” In three months, thirty city employees lost over 260 pounds, reduced waist size by 15.5 inches, body fat by 12.9% and body mass by 15.1%.

The Biggest Healthy Loser winner....Tricia Everetts, City of Petersburg Social Services Department, was recognized at City Council on April 1 with a $1,000 check and a day off. The 1st place winner Laura Clayborn, City of Petersburg Area Transit and the 2nd place winner Gerald Brown, City of Petersburg Code Compliance Division will receive a $200 reward. All participating employees will receive a T-shirt.

The City will launch the 2nd Biggest Healthy Loser Campaign this summer. Petersburg residents are encouraged to participate. For additional information call 804-733-2394.

Top left to right: Ranada Lewis, Alice Freeman of Healthy Heart Plus, II
Biggest Healthy Loser Winner-Tricia Everett, Mayor Brian A. Moore, 1st Place Winner Laura Clayborn.
Bottom left to right: Gerald Brown, 2nd Place Winner

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