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School Health Program

Get out and Play Every Day!

Program Contacts

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503
Fax: (907) 269-5446

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The program:

  • serves as a credible source of information on the causes, health and economic consequences of physical inactivity, poor nutrition and obesity to the public, health professionals, and the media;
  • maintain systematic collection, analysis, evaluation and reporting of physical activity and nutrition behaviors and obesity prevalence;
  • identifies ​population groups at greatest risk for the health threats of obesity;
  • develops partnerships with and provides leadership to a wide variety of private and public agencies;
  • provides technical advice and support to partners in implementing physical activity and nutrition promotion and obesity prevention strategies;
  • manages the Play Every Day campaign, Community Nutrition efforts, Alaska Breastfeeding Initiative,  Activity-friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations, Healthy Food Initiative, and the Early Care and Education Initiative;
  • facilitates the Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids to help every child grow up at a healthy weight free from preventable chronic disease.

Webpage updated February 2020