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Safe and Healthy Me - Preventing Obesity

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Move More

Alaska’s children need to get out and play, 60 minutes every day, for the best health possible. Learn about the department’s Play Every Day campaign that is getting Alaska families moving.

Get Outdoors! Alaska To find outdoor family activities, check out their events calendar.

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Eat Well

There are many ways to fill your plate with healthy fruits and vegetables in Alaska — no matter the season.

Several farmers' markets across the state are now accepting SNAP benefits (formerly known as Food Stamps). Find a local market that will take your Quest card.

The Alaska Obesity Prevention and Control Program worked with the Food Bank of Alaska and Chef Rob Kinneen to develop cooking videos using foods that can be purchased at farmers’ markets with Quest cards in delicious, low-cost recipes. 

Traditional Alaska foods can add a healthy twist to your meals. This webisode series takes you out to harvest from the "Store Outside Your Door," then into the kitchen to learn how to prepare a delicious and nutritious traditional dish with a contemporary twist.

Know Your Numbers

Find out your body mass index (BMI) using these simple calculators.

Get out and play, 60 minutes a day.

Adults need to play, too. They need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity each week.

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Alaska Obesity Fact Sheets