Thanks for your helpful feedback. This was our first go around with this program and we have a lot of things to improve upon.
The mentor program worked well, but we received over 100 entries immediately yet could only accommodate the first 50.
We'll find ways to improve it as we move forward. We plan to do a Summer Shape Up Challenge in June or July.
You're in New Orleans? There is a large vegan community there. I've been a speaker at VegFest in New Orleans each of the past two years. Let me know if you want email addresses of people who run the group. It's an awesome community, right in your backyard!
All the very best!
Hope you continue to hang out on the forum. Over time, this can be a great place to build community. It does take time, but I have met most of my best friends through this very forum.
Have a great weekend. Keep on keeping on. Sounds like you're making great progress!