Physical Activity and Nutrition
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School Health Program

Get out and Play Every Day!

Program Contacts

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503
Fax: 907-269-5446

Program Overview

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The Physical Activity and Nutrition program:

  • serves as a credible source of information to the public, health professionals, and the media about the causes and health and economic consequences of physical inactivity, poor nutrition and obesity;
  • maintains systematic collection, analysis, evaluation and reporting of physical activity and nutrition behaviors and obesity prevalence;
  • identifies population groups facing the greatest chances for health concerns related to obesity;
  • develops partnerships with and provides leadership to a wide variety of private and public agencies;
  • provides advice and support to partners implementing strategies to promote physical activity and nutrition and prevent obesity;
  • manages the Play Every Day campaign, community nutrition efforts, Alaska Breastfeeding Initiative, Activity-friendly Routes to Everyday Destinations, Healthy Food Initiative, and the Early Care and Education Initiative;
  • facilitates the Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids to help every child grow up at a healthy weight free from preventable chronic disease.

Webpage updated January 2022