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Physical Activity and Nutrition

Key Initiatives


Publications & Materials

School Health Program

Get out and Play Every Day!

Program Contacts

3601 C Street, Suite 722
Anchorage AK 99503
Fax: 907-269-5446

Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids

Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids 

The Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids organizes its efforts around physical activity and nutrition. The alliance takes a public health approach and focuses on environment- and policy-based strategies to “change the context” and improve the ability for everyone to make healthier choices for our kids. Making policy changes in schools​, early care and education centers, healthcare organizations, communities and other settings will have a great deal of impact on our opportunities for healthy living.

Small workgroups collaborate to achieve these priorities. The Early Care and Education workgroup and the Health and PE Education workgroup meet regularly. To join either workgroup please contact

Six Indicators for Promoting Healthy Kids: These six nutrition and physical activity indicators are recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the best evidence-based targets for reducing childhood obesity and promoting good health.

1: Increase Breastfeeding Initiation, Duration and Exclusivity
2: Increase Fruit & Vegetable Consumption
3: Increase Physical Activity
4: Decrease Sugary Drink Intake
5: Decrease Energy-Dense (“Junk”) Food Consumption
6: Decrease Non-Academic Screen Time


For more information about the Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Program or the Alaska Alliance for Healthy Kids, please email Diane Peck, MPH, RDN or call 907-269-8447

Webpage updated January 2022