Shawnda O'Brien, Director of Public Assistance
Shawnda O'Brien


Division Overview

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Program Highlights


Vitamin D bannerVitamin D is important for strong bones and may contribute to overall good health. Alaskans should select foods that are high in vitamin D, such as Alaska salmon, and should talk with their health care provider about vitamin D and the risks and benefits of supplementation.

Food & Nutrition Services​

Supplements food benefits for Alaskans with low-income  

Family Nutrition Programs

Family Nutrition Programs encompasses six programs housed within the Division of Public Assistance. The programs support Alaskan families in making nutrition decisions for life-long health and wellbeing. These programs provide supplemental foods and education to individuals qualifying for eligibility criteria: