Panhandle Health District 800-878-2364

The PLAY Program will empower parents to serve as positive role models, leading their children in healthy habits impacting a lifetime of positive physical and mental well-being. We are partnering with other community organizations to ensure the program is medically supervised by professionals in our community.

Requirements to Participate

  • Commit to 12-week program. Includes two classes per week, one nutrition and one physical activity class.
  • At least 1 parent or caregiver must participate with their child(ren). We encourage the entire family to attend together.
  • For children ages 6-11
  • 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).
PLAY - Parents Leading Active Youth


Kim Young, MS, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Phone: 208-415-5141

PLAY is a 12-week program consisting of two classes per week, one nutrition class led by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and one physical activity class led by a physical activity educator. Activities vary with each season.

Physical Activities May Include:

  • Learning how staying physical impacts overall health
  • Hiking
  • Dancing
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
  • Tag
  • Archery
  • Learning about fitness equipment

Nutrition Education Activities May Include:

  • Interactive Nutrition Education and Goal Setting
  • Hands on Cooking Class
  • Grocery Store Tour & Shopping
  • Recipes for the Busy Family

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