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3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503
Fax: 907.269.5446
obesity@alaska.gov

Obesity Prevention - Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids

 

The Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids organizes its efforts around the Strategic Plan to Address Childhood Obesity in Alaska. The alliance takes a public health approach and focuses on environment- and policy-based strategies to “change the context” and improve the ability for everyone to make healthier choices for our kids. Making policy changes in schools, early care and education centers, healthcare organizations, communities and other settings will have a great deal of impact on our opportunities for healthy living.

Small workgroups will collaborate to achieve these priorities. The Early Care and Education workgroup and the Health and PE Education workgroup meet regularly. To join either workgroup please contact obesity@alaska.gov.

Six Indicators for Promoting Healthy Kids: These six indicators, recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as evidence-based best targets for reducing obesity, will be tracked by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to help evaluate the efforts of the Alliance.

1: Increase Breastfeeding Initiation, Duration and Exclusivity
2: Increase Fruit & Vegetable Consumption
3: Increase Physical Activity
4: Decrease Sugary Drink Intake
5: Decrease Energy-Dense (“Junk”) Food Consumption
6: Decrease Non-Academic Screen Time

Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids Contact

Karol Fink, MS RDN
Obesity Prevention and Control Program Manager
karol.fink@alaska.gov
(907) 269-3457

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503