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5 Easy Steps for Healthy Futures Challenge

It’s time for Alaska’s Healthy Futures Challenge. Starting Sunday, Feb. 3, 142 elementary schools across the state will encourage kids to get out and play every day. The Challenge is fun and free. To find out if your child’s school is participating, look at the list of schools posted on the Healthy Futures website.

Each school has a slightly different way of completing the Challenge, but many schools send the logs home to parents so families can keep track of a child’s physical activity together. Parents of children who attend elementary schools may get a folder that comes home in their child’s backpack.

Watch for the Healthy Futures log that will be coming your way soon, if it hasn’t already come home with your child.

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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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