Nine Kenai Peninsula schools were in the top 125 to sign up for the 2013 Healthy Futures Challenge with the Alaska Division of Public Health. Nikiski 1st Grade teacher Emily Mayberry oversaw the program last year, and said it helped connect parents and children in fighting obesity..
Mayberry: “A lot of it can just be family time. So, on a lot of the sheets they have sledding or ice skating or just building snowmen outside, but for group and team sports, it can be a lot of skating and wrestling, even cross country, those kind of things.”
Local schools signed up so far include: