Alaska DHSS Play Every Day Update - Greta's Healthy Half Hour
Greta's Healthy Half Hour
Greta is a 9-year-old student at Polaris K-12 in Anchorage. She makes sure she gets her “Healthy Half Hour” every day as part of the Healthy Futures Challenge. During each month of the Challenge, children like Greta keep a log of their physical activities outside of gym class.
Participating in the Challenge gets kids closer to the national recommendation of 60 minutes of physical activity every day for the best health.
One way Greta gets exercise during Alaska’s long winter months is swimming. She also likes to walk the dog with her mom, dance and ski. “I love it,” she says about playing. “It’s just fun.” She encourages everyone to gather their friends and go outside. “Play is good,” she adds, laughing.
Watch Greta's video about her Healthy Half Hour.
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.
Posted: March 4, 2013