That’s how many children in Alaska committed to being physically active this fall, and followed through.
All of those elementary school kids in 143 schools across the state took part in the statewide Healthy Futures Challenge this fall. An anticipated record number of participants will take part in the spring Challenge that kicks off in February.
Elementary schools can sign up for the Spring Challenge on the Healthy Futures website now through 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. Students participate for free and win incentives for being active. Schools can win, too, through grants given to schools with the highest participation.