Take the Healthy Futures Challenge
What is the Healthy Futures Challenge?
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services partners with Healthy Futures to fulfill a shared mission: to empower Alaska's young people to build the habit of daily physical activity. Healthy Futures is the signature program of the nonprofit Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. The Healthy Futures Challenge is a three-month, incentive-based challenge that takes place each spring and fall and encourages Alaska’s kids to get out and play, every day.
Alaska children in kindergarten through sixth grade are eligible to participate. Participants keep a log of their daily physical activity and need to be active at least 30 minutes a day, three days a week. The activity requirement helps children get closer to the national recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity every day for the best health.
Participation is free and children win prizes for being active. Schools with the highest participation can receive grants to support their physical activity programs. Kids win incentives for each completed log, and if they successfully complete three logs, they qualify for a grand prize drawing.
Parents, you can support your child’s participation in the Healthy Futures Challenge by being physically active as a family and by helping your child complete his or her physical activity log. Find out if your child's school is participating in the Healthy Futures Challenge.