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Be a Hero to Your Kids: Play Together


Last year, we invited parents throughout Alaska to talk to us about physical activity for their families.

The national recommendation for children’s physical activity is 60 minutes each day for the best health.

We wanted to know if parents build in time each day for their family to be active. And if they did, what kinds of benefits did they think they’d see?

A parent in rural Alaska said parents want to make the best decisions for their kids, and when they do that, they are a hero to their children.


Play Every Day is a campaign with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to increase awareness about childhood obesity in Alaska, give tips for raising healthy kids in Alaska, and encourage children and their families to be physically active for good health. For more information, visit www.playeveryday.alaska.gov.

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