Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be Successful!
Community health is a priority for everyone.
When you partner with United Way, you support efforts to:
- Keep kids healthy so they attend school regularly and succeed.
- Keep adults healthy so they are able to work and take care of themselves and their families.
- Help everyone to develop healthy habits to ensure a lifetime of health.
Healthy Futures Partnership
You are helping us encourage more kids to be active when they participate in the Healthy Futures Challenge run by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame in partnership with the Anchorage School District and United Way of Anchorage. Elementary and middle schools participate regular contests that empower kids to build the habit of daily physical activity. Kids hear messages to increase activity levels, reduce consumption of sugary drinks and involve their families in exercise. Throughout the year there are fun runs and timed races for kids to participate in to keep them on a healthy path.
Kids in the Kitchen Partnership
Getting kids involved in meal preparation is the best way to improve their eating habits. When families eat healthy meals together, adults model healthy behavior for children. In partnership with the Alaska Kidney Foundation, Anchorage School District, parent-teacher organizations, businesses and chefs from local restaurants, Kids in the Kitchen offers middle school students and their families cooking classes to teach them how to prepare healthy, economical dinners.
Let’s Move Anchorage!
United Way is a member of the Let’s Move Cities Towns Counties Anchorage Task Force which is working to develop community assets that support children’s physical activity and healthy eating. Anchorage achieved a ranking of 12 in the LMCTC National standings and achieved gold medals for providing healthy food to children and youth and for increasing physical activity. Anchorage also received a silver medal for providing children with a healthier start in early child care and education.
Get Out and Play. Every Day.
We are partnering with the State of Alaska’s Get Out and Play. Every Day. initiative to help spread the word about the benefits of exercise for kids and for adults.