Take the Healthy Futures Challenge
What is the Healthy Futures Challenge?
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services partners with Healthy Futures to empower Alaska's young children to build the habit of daily physical activity for the best health. Healthy Futures is the signature program of the nonprofit Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.
The Healthy Futures Challenge is a three-month challenge that takes place each spring and fall and encourages Alaska’s kids to get out and play, every day. Participation is free and children win prizes for being active. Participating schools also can receive grants to support their physical activity programs.
Alaska children in kindergarten through sixth grade can complete the Challenge. Students keep a log of their daily physical activity and need to be active at least 60 minutes a day for 15 days each month. This helps Alaska children get closer to the national recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity every day for the best health.
Parents, you can support your children’s participation in the free Healthy Futures Challenge by being physically active as a family and by helping your children complete their physical activity logs.
Find out if your child's school is participating in the Healthy Futures Challenge.