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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
American College of Sports Medicine

The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

www.acsm.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
MyPlate SuperTracker: My Foods. My Fitness. My Health

Get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up. Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.

www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx
National Institute on Aging

Offers tip sheets, posters, bookmarks, articles about exercise and physical activity, free copies of Exercise and Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide, free copies of Go4Life exercise video to use in your waiting room.

go4life.nia.nih.gov
Today I Will…

An educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day by making active living and healthy eating choices.

todayiwill.com

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/
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

http://www.eatrightpro.org/
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
Ellyn Satter on Feeding Children

Helping adults and children be joyful and confident with eating.

www.ellynsatterinstitute.org
Fruits and Veggies – More Matters

Fruits & Veggies - More Matters is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumption for better health. The program is spearheaded by the Produce for Better Heath Foundation that has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help spread the word about the health benefits of adding MORE fruits and veggies to your diet.

www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org
Midwest Dairy Associaton

Research-based materials for health professionals and free educational materials.

www.midwestdairy.com
MyPlate SuperTracker: My Foods. My Fitness. My Health

Get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up. Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.

www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx
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
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
Today I Will…

An educational and participatory site to help people balance the calories they eat with the calories they burn each day by making active living and healthy eating choices.

todayiwill.com
USDA National Nutrient Database

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

ndb.nal.usda.gov

Health & Wellness

Breastfeeding: Impact of Birthing Practices on Breastfeeding
www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763763749/
Breastfeeding: La Leche League International

Helping mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. Includes professional section.

www.lalecheleague.org
Breastfeeding: CDC Breastfeeding Report Card

State-by-state data for health professionals, legislators, employers, business owners, community advocates and family members to work together to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding. Measures support in key community settings and offers current data on Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding goals.

www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/reportcard.htm
CDC Widgets

CDC offers a variety of widgets for use on websites and blogs that supply health information directly to your page. CDC provides updates on an ongoing basis.

www.cdc.gov/widgets/index.html
CDC’s Strategic Alliance for Healthy Communities
www.cdc.gov/healthycommunitiesprogram/communities/sah/index.htm
CDC Growth Charts

Growth charts consist of a series of percentile curves that illustrate the distribution of selected body measurements in children.

www.cdc.gov/growthcharts
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
Healthy Children

HealthyChildren.org is a parenting website backed by 64,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. You'll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics many programs and activities, policies and guidelines, publications and other child health resources.​​

www.healthychildren.org
HealthyPeople.gov | Healthy People 2020

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

www.healthypeople.gov
Hospital Practices to Support Breastfeeding

The Baby- Friendly Hospital Initiative describes Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding that have been shown to increase breastfeeding rates by providing support to mothers.

http://healthysd.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CDC-Vital-Signs-Hospital-Actions-Affect-Breastfeeding-October-2015.pdf
Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) in South Dakota

Hospital routines can help or hinder new mothers and babies while they’re learning to breastfeed. Each state receives an mPINC report that identifies opportunities for states to better protect, promote and support breastfeeding mothers and infants. mPINC is administered every two years to monitor and examine changes in maternity practices over time at all hospitals and birth centers.

https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/mpinc/state_reports.html
MyPlate SuperTracker: My Foods. My Fitness. My Health

Get a personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up. Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.

www.choosemyplate.gov/SuperTracker/default.aspx
Obesity: CDC Obesity Prevalence Maps

The Obesity Maps depict self-reported obesity prevalence among U.S. adults. This section offers obesity data maps by state and territory, Powerpoint slides and information about the data methodology and previous years.

www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/databases.html
SD School Height & Weight Survey Project

Tracks childhood obesity in SD via voluntary data collected from kindergarten, elementary, and high school students. Full reports and summaries are available.

doh.sd.gov/statistics/school-height-weight.aspx?