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Physical Activity

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines

Fitting regular exercise into your daily schedule may seem difficult at first, but the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans are more flexible than ever, giving you the freedom to reach your physical activity goals through different types and amounts of activities each week.

www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.html
Active Living Leadership

Basic facts on creating environments that encourage physical activity, including policy development resources. Also includes a calculator for communities and businesses to calculate what costs are associated with physical inactivity in their community or business.

www.activelivingbydesign.org
America Walks

America Walks is a national organization is leading the way in making America a great place to walk.

www.americawalks.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Active Community Environments

Active Community Environments (ACEs) is a CDC-sponsored initiative to promote walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities.

www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/health_professionals/active_environments/aces.htm
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

http://www.eatright.org/
Exercise is Medicine

Focuses on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans for patients. Includes a section specifically for communities.

exerciseismedicine.org
Implementing Physical Activity Strategies

Developed through a partnership with the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, Implementing Physical Activity Strategies profiles 42 physical activity programs that are helping people adopt more active and healthy lifestyles.

www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/implementing-physical-activity-strategies
Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition

Local Government Complete Streets Toolkit

Local Advocates Complete Streets Toolkit

http://www.mncompletestreets.org/contact-us/
National Complete Streets Coalition

A nationwide movement launched by the National Complete Streets Coalition in 2004, Complete Streets integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our transportation networks. The Coalition promotes the development and implementation of policies and professional practices that ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

www.smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets/
National Physical Activity Plan

The National Physical Activity Plan has a vision: One day, all Americans will be physically active and they will live, work, and play in environments that facilitate regular physical activity.

The Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population.

www.physicalactivityplan.org
Partnership for Active Transportation

The Partnership for Active Transportation is a unique collaboration of organizations working at the intersection of transportation, public health and community vitality to promote greater investment in creating safe trail, walking and bicycling networks for all, and facilitating greater physical activity through active transportation.

The purpose of the Partnership is to build a diverse and influential movement to create healthy places for healthy people by supporting "active transportation" policies and practices. Active transportation -- human powered mobility such as walking and bicycling -- increases physical activity, provides balanced transportation choices, and fosters economically vibrant communities with a high quality of life.

http://www.partnership4at.org/about
Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center

Provides information on community problems and solutions, community design, and bike-ability and walk-ability checklists

www.bicyclinginfo.org/
School Health

Collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they develop partnerships and coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people.

doe.sd.gov/schoolhealth/index.aspx
SD Game, Fish and Parks Events Calendar

Fun activities for individuals, families or groups in South Dakota's state parks.

https://gfp.sd.gov/calendar.aspx
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks: Outdoor Learning

Offers educational programs, activities, and resources that can help your family get started camping, hunting, fishing, and countless other forms of outdoor recreation.

https://gfp.sd.gov/outdoor-learning/
The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health

The Community Guide is a credible resource with many uses because it is based on a scientific systematic review process and answers questions critical to almost everyone interested in community health and well-being such as:
- What interventions have and have not worked?
- In which populations and settings has the intervention worked or not worked?
- What might the intervention cost? What should I expect for my investment?
- Does the intervention lead to any other benefits or harms?
- What interventions need more research before we know if they work or not?

www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
The President’s Challenge

Helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

www.presidentschallenge.org/index.shtml
The Walking Revolution

A 30-minute documentary film that's guaranteed to get you walking, The Walking Revolution explores the tremendous changes a regular walking routine can make in your life and community.

http://everybodywalk.org/documentary/
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute

An educational, non-profit organization working to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable streets, livable cities and better built environments.

http://www.walklive.org/
Walkable Communities

Provides information to help communities of all sizes become more walkable and pedestrian friendly. Provides information on workshops, training, and presentations.

www.walkable.org/
WalkSteps.org

Online resource for developing strategies toward walkable communities.

walksteps.org
We Can!

Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan

Healthy Eating

Dietary Guidelines for Americans
www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines
2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Published every 5 years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Each edition of the Dietary Guidelines reflects the current body of nutrition science. These recommendations help Americans make healthy food and beverage choices and serve as the foundation for vital nutrition policies and programs across the United States.

http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/
Child and Adult Care Food Program

Provides cash reimbursements for meals served in child day care centers and family and group day care homes.

www.doe.sd.gov/cans/cacfp.aspx
ChooseMyPlate.gov

ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

www.choosemyplate.gov
ChooseMyPlate.gov: 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series

The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format.

www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/ten-tips.html
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

http://www.eatright.org/
Mealtime Memo for Child Care

Offers information for child care providers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, focused on good nutrition for young children.

www.nfsmi.org/ResourceOverview.aspx?ID=87
Munch Code!

The Munch Code is a color coded labeling program reminding us that snacks in the GREEN category are the healthiest and we can "Eat a bunch!". YELLOW foods may have added sugar, fat or calories and we should be careful to have "Just a little!". Foods falling into the RED category are on the "Not so much!" list and should be avoided. Snack healthier, eat healthier!

www.munchcode.org
Nourish Interactive

Resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools, and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family.

www.nourishinteractive.com
NourishLife.org

An educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food in school and communities.

www.nourishlife.org
Nutrition for Everyone

CDC website that includes basic concepts to keep in mind when sorting through nutrition research and dietary advice.

www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/index.html
School Health

Collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they develop partnerships and coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people.

doe.sd.gov/schoolhealth/index.aspx
Smart Snack Calculator

Simply enter the product information, answer a few questions, and determine whether your beverage, snack, side or entrée item meets the new USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines.

www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/snacks_and_beverages/smart_snacks/alliance_product_calculator
South Dakota Local Foods Co-op
www.sdlocalfood.org
The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health

The Community Guide is a credible resource with many uses because it is based on a scientific systematic review process and answers questions critical to almost everyone interested in community health and well-being such as:
- What interventions have and have not worked?
- In which populations and settings has the intervention worked or not worked?
- What might the intervention cost? What should I expect for my investment?
- Does the intervention lead to any other benefits or harms?
- What interventions need more research before we know if they work or not?

www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
USDA National Nutrient Database

Find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods using this new and improved search feature.

ndb.nal.usda.gov
We Can!

Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan

Health & Wellness

ACHIEVE Communities

(Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change) develop and implement population-based strategies to help prevent or manage risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity and arthritis.

www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/healthycommunitiesprogram/communities/achieve/index.htm
CDC’s Strategic Alliance for Healthy Communities
www.cdc.gov/healthycommunitiesprogram/communities/sah/index.htm
Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5807a1.htm
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

http://www.eatright.org/
Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA – Fact Sheet #73

This fact sheet provides general information on the break time requirement for nursing mothers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which took effect when signed into law on March 23, 2010. This law amended Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs73.htm
HealthyPeople.gov | Healthy People 2020

Healthy People provides objectives for improving the health of all Americans by 2020.

www.healthypeople.gov
National Council on Aging

Improving the health of older adults

www.ncoa.org
School Health

Collaborative partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Education and Health. Through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they develop partnerships and coordinate programming to improve the health and educational outcomes of young people.

doe.sd.gov/schoolhealth/index.aspx
Shape Up & Drop 10

A weight management program you can live with. Their goal is to help you eat a healthier diet and adopt an active lifestyle that will offer you protection from diabetes, cancer and heart disease as we help you manage your weight.

www.shapeup.org/sud10/sud10index.php
The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health

The Community Guide is a credible resource with many uses because it is based on a scientific systematic review process and answers questions critical to almost everyone interested in community health and well-being such as:
- What interventions have and have not worked?
- In which populations and settings has the intervention worked or not worked?
- What might the intervention cost? What should I expect for my investment?
- Does the intervention lead to any other benefits or harms?
- What interventions need more research before we know if they work or not?

www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
U.S Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Childcare

Site offers variety of information for childcare.

www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/about/what-we-do
WalkSteps.org

Online resource for developing strategies toward walkable communities.

walksteps.org
We Can!

Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan
We Can! Resources About Public Programs and Policy

Publications that highlight how social and economic factors impact our health.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/eco-social/eco-programs.htm