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SD Nutrition & Physical Activity State Plan

The Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan was developed to guide the work of the South Dakota Department of Health and the HealthySD Stakeholders to help South Dakotans be more physically active and eat healthier foods. The plan identifies evidence-based objectives, strategies, and activities to create a sustainable obesity prevention system that focuses on policy, environment, and system changes that support and encourage healthy behavior.

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute of Aging

go4life-exercise-guide.pdf

This guide is the centerpiece of Go4Life®, the National Institute on Aging’s national campaign to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life.

Overweight and Obesity: CDC Data & Statistics

Find the latest statistics on adult and childhood obesity in the United States.

DASH = Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

Get with the plan that is clinically proven to significantly reduce blood pressure! This booklet from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute contains a week’s worth of sample menus and recipes recalculated using 2005 nutrient content data. The plan features plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium. Also contains additional information on weight loss and physical activity. Download the PDF or view online.

Consumer Poll Highlights and Analysis Regarding Fruit and Vegetables

Survey results from a poll regarding fruit and vegetable consumption amongst South Dakota families with children under 18 years of age.

Focus Group and Grocer Interview Summaries Regarding Fruit & Vegetables

Survey results from a poll to explore attitudes and behavior regarding the purchase and consumption of produce in South Dakota.