Panhandle Health District 800-878-2364


Parents Leading Active Youth

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.
  • Cost: $300 (discounted rates and vouchers available to those who qualify financially).


Kimberly Young, MS, RDN, LD
Program Manager
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