Obesity Prevention and Control Program
Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids
The Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids is committed to preventing childhood obesity in Alaska.
To learn more about the Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids, visit www.akhealthykids.org.
To prevent childhood obesity, the Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids engages a full complement of committed individuals in efforts to reduce childhood obesity and improve children’s health in Alaska. The Alliance membership represents individuals, families, communities, schools, worksites, health care, public education, media, industry, and government and non-government organizations committed to preventing childhood obesity and improving the health of Alaskans.
The Alliance formed to expand the reach of an interagency taskforce of leaders in the health and education fields called Alaskans Taking on Childhood Obesity (ATCO). Since the members of ATCO understood that childhood obesity is caused by a complex array of factors and that the solution would require a comprehensive, coordinated, long-term approach, they recommended establishing an alliance to guide, coordinate and expand the reach of childhood obesity prevention efforts. The State of Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control Program assists the Alliance and the program staff provides the physical activity and nutrition expertise.
Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids Contact
Karol Fink, MS RD
Obesity Prevention and Control Program Manager
3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503