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Top 10 low-carb snacks (WebMD)
Let's Move - national campaign to solve the challenge of childhood obesity.
The Healthy South Dakota Nutrition and Physical Activity Program is reflected in the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 2020 Strategic Map - the vision is that all South Dakotans will enjoy healthy lives free from the devastation of chronic diseases.
Thank you for visiting the HealthySD.Gov website! We are currently in the process of restructuring our website and will not be submitting new content until later this fall. Please check back to keep up with our progress!
SD Obesity Toolkit Updated
The South Dakota Obesity Toolkit has been revised and updated by the South Dakota Department of Health and other partners to include the most current and credible resources and research surrounding overweight and obesity! This free toolkit is only available online.
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7
Join the South Dakota Department of Health in saying THANK YOU to all the breastfeeding moms in South Dakota this World Breastfeeding Week.
Your determination to provide the best feeding for your baby is one of the most honorable, challenging and rewarding things you can do for your child. Breastfeeding goes deeper than simply feeding your hungry baby. It means giving your baby a healthy start that will last a lifetime. It means building a physical and emotional connection with your baby that you will cherish forever.
The South Dakota WIC Program advocates breastfeeding as the ideal method of infant feeding during the first 12 months of life or as long as mutually agreeable between mother and child. Breastfeeding creates a lifelong bond between mother and child that goes deeper than simply feeding. It offers numerous health benefits for mom and baby.
The 2014 WBW theme is “BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal for Life!” Be sure to check out the World Breastfeeding Week website worldbreastfeedingweek.org/ for more information on how you can participate, including a photo contest with a $100 prize.
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Get Movin'! Take the 125 Miles for Health Challenge!
When you decide to be more physically active, you lower your risk of premature death, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, certain cancers, depression, diabetes, and falls. You can start with something as easy as walking!
Find information in how you can host a challenge in your local area:
Once your organization has finished the challenge, complete this registration form and submit it to DOH.INFO@state.sd.us and your organization will receive a certificate recognizing your participation. Note: The 125 Miles to Health Challenge’s goal is to involve communities, workplaces, schools and other organizations in promoting physical activity. As a result, certificates will be provided to organizations participating and not individuals.
The benefits of regular physical activity are well known, however many Americans still aren’t getting the recommended amounts. According to the American Heart Association, 80% of Americans don’t make exercise a regular habit and 14% say they don’t like exercise.
So how do you overcome exercise aversion? Here are tips to help you work exercise into your life and maybe even learn to like it.
Healthy South Dakota.gov!
This web site was created to help South Dakotans become more physically active and eat healthier foods. Come back often for more credible health information and inspiration to “Live Better. Grow Stronger.“
KidsEatRight.org - has countless resources and a wide range of information about eating right
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Fitness Passport Challenge - encourages you to get outdoors in SD parks
The Midwest Dairy Council and the National Dairy Council have resources and videos showing how people with lactose intolerance can eat confidently, live fully and enjoy a lifetime of goodness with dairy foods they know and love. Check out the sites for helpful resources and information!