Healthy South Dakota Concessions Model Policy

Top 10 low-carb snacks (WebMD)

Let's Move - national campaign to solve the challenge of childhood obesity.

Graphic standards for using Healthy South Dakota logo

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.

What to consider with a high protein diet (WebMD)

Type 2 diabetes and exercise

Take the American Heart Association getting fit quiz










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Steps to Wellness Grants Available

The South Dakota Department of Health is pleased to announce the Steps to Wellness grant initiative to support physical activity in the worksite through policy and environmental change. Ten worksites across the state will be selected to participate in this physical activity opportunity! Participating worksites will receive technical assistance, training and grant dollars to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate physical activity strategies and policy for their worksites. If your worksite is interested in applying for this opportunity, access the full application here.

Great American Milk Drive

In partnership with Feeding America, dairy farmers and milk processors in the Midwest and nationwide have organized The Great American Milk Drive, the first program to deliver gallons of milk to Feeding America/South Dakota!  The Great American Milk Drive helps get fresh, nutrition milk to hungry families across the nation. The Great American Milk Drive is making it easy for you to help – with a simple text or click of your mouse, you can help provide nutrient-rich milk to the families in your community who are served through the Feeding America network.

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.

Get Movin'! Take the 125 Miles for Health Challenge!

125 Mile ChallengeThis year, South Dakota celebrates its 125th year of statehood! To mark the observance we're challenging South Dakotans to walk 125 miles between the end of March and November.

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 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.



Welcome to
Healthy South!

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.“



Be Free SD
Learn about tobacco-free options for your family, how being tobacco-free is good for your business, and find help quitting tobacco.

Exercise prescription pads - 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

Coordinated school health model wellness policy

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!

Join America's More Matters Pledge to Fight Obesity