Panhandle Health District 800-878-2364

The PLAY Program empowers parents and youth to create and lead healthier lifestyles. Using the 5-2-1-0 goals to develop a healthy foundation, kids and families will be sure to thrive well into the future.  Building a healthy lifestyle can be challenging, but with PLAY you will work with professionals that will make the process fun!

5-2-1-0 Goals:

5- Five fruits or vegetables a day

2- Two hours or less of recreational screen time

1- One hour or more of physical activity and movement

0-Zero sugary drinks

Requirements to Participate

    • Commit to 14-week program. Includes one class per week, with movement and active participation by all.
    • At least 1 parent or caregiver must participate with their child(ren). We encourage the entire family to attend together.
    • For children ages 7-11
    • For children with a body mass index (BMI) of 85% or higher. Only one of your children needs to meet this requirement. (If your child doesn’t fall within the BMI requirement category, but you feel they could benefit from participating in the PLAY program, please contact us)
    • Cost: $300 (discounted rates and vouchers available to those who qualify financially).

Apply Here:

    PLAY - Parents Leading Active Youth


    Aria Mangan
    PLAY Program Manager
    Phone: 208-415-5218

    Our weekly class works on making healthy fun so it doesn’t feel like work! PLAY will allow you to challenge yourself and your kid(s) with weekly goals and earning rewards every time you achieve them. You will learn how to easily incorporate movement, fruits and vegetables, and decrease screen time and sweet drinks. All while learning new skills and trying new activities!

    Physical Activities May Include:

    Learning how staying physical impacts overall health





    Indoor Rock Climbing


    Learning about fitness equipment

    Nutrition Education Activities May Include:

    Garden activities

    Hands on Cooking Class

    Creative Snacks

    Grocery Store Tour & Shopping

    Recipes for the Busy Family