Participate in the IAFF 30 Days of Real Food Nutrition Challenge

January 29 • 2020

Food is one of the most powerful factors affecting good health. It’s either helping you meet your goals or hindering your progress.

As part of our new nutrition campaign rolling out this month*, we invite you to participate in the IAFF 30 Days of Real Food Nutrition Challenge beginning February 1, 2020.

For 30 days you’ll be challenged to dial up your nutrition and focus only on foods that give you energy and help you perform at your best every day. Depending on your current goals and needs, you can choose a basic or advanced option.

Sign up today and commit to 30 days of real food! Simply provide your name, email and zip code and click subscribe. Once you’re signed up, you will receive additional information about the challenge and be invited to join our IAFF Nutrition Facebook group.

The IAFF Nutrition Facebook group will be the main source of communication for the 30-day challenge featuring resources, updates and Facebook Live videos to help you achieve your goals and connect with others participating in the challenge.

  • Weekly challenge emails with tips, resources, and links to help you integrate more whole, real food into your diet.
  • Private Facebook group with built-in accountability and community to help you succeed.
  • Weekly Facebook LIVE sessions inside the Facebook group with our community manager and nutrition expert, Lisa Desilet*, to learn more and ask questions.
  • Prizes! Participants who sign up and complete the challenge will be entered in a drawing for a fitness tracker. One participant will be chosen at random after completing the post-challenge survey. You must join the IAFF Nutrition Facebook group to be eligible for the challenge prize – a Garmin watch!

For additional information, contact Courtney Benedict at [email protected].


Lisa Desilet, MS, has partnered with the IAFF on our Fire Fighter Nutrition Campaign to help members and their families who want to live and eat well. She takes a real-life approach to nutrition and, as the spouse of a fire fighter (Boise, ID Local 149 Captain Phil Desilet) with three kids, she understands that the fire service has its own unique culture and that the physical, emotional and mental demands of a career in the fire service can be tedious. Lisa believes that quality nutrition practices that support balance at work and home are essential. Her nutrition advice promotes healthy, realistic eating — both on and off duty.