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Ready to take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle? H-E-B is inviting Texans to apply for the 2017 H-E-B Slim Down Showdown, a life-changing journey toward a healthier body and a new outlook on life. Now in its seventh year, the competition is open to H-E-B Partners (employees) and community members. New this year, four contestants will have the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize. One male and female contestant in each of the Community and Partner categories will be selected as winners.

Community members age 18 and older who live within 50 miles of any H-E-B store in Texas can apply, including family of H-E-B Partners who do not reside in the same household. Applications are accepted online now through September 16. The contest begins January 2017.

H-E-B will select 28 people (14 community members and 14 Partners) from around the state to compete in the 12-week contest. Contestants will be notified in December and announced publicly in January 2017. Winners will be crowned in April 2017 during a grand finale celebration in San Antonio. Applications, rules and FAQs can be found online at www.Heb.com/slimdown.

When the Showdown begins, all contestants will travel to San Antonio to participate in an intensive week-long fitness and nutrition training where they will receive personalized instruction from a host of experts on cooking, meal planning, exercise, and other essential behaviors needed to implement a healthier lifestyle.

Upon returning home, contestants will receive coaching and support from H-E-B Registered Dietitians, health coaches, and past contestants who have successfully adopted a healthy lifestyle and can act as a support system throughout the competition.

All contestants must be willing to share their journey and inspire others by blogging about their experience and participating in H-E-B Community Challenge events in their hometown.

Log on to www.heb.com/slimdown and apply today.