Alaska DHSS Play Every Day Update
Meet our activity partner, Healthy Futures
By Cindy Norquest, Healthy Futures Program Director
For more than four years, I have been the program director of an enthusiastic grassroots group called Healthy Futures. Healthy Futures was created by two Alaska parents who were concerned about the health of Alaska’s children. Over time, it evolved into the signature program of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Our mission is to empower Alaska’s children to build the habit of daily physical activity into their lives. We do this through three programs:
* Running a Physical Activity Log Challenge through Alaska schools.
* Supporting community events by making them fun and affordable for Alaska families.
* Working with positive, physically active Alaska role models. (Think of our Olympic skiers, Kikkan Randall and Holly Brooks, among so many others.)
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.