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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
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
Families Finding the Balance: A Parent Handbook

Practical tips to help parents help their family find the right balance between eating well and being physically active to maintain a healthy weight.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/downloads/parent_hb_en.pdf
KidsHealth

A website devoted to the health of children and teens. Current information about growth, food, health, & fitness.

kidshealth.org
Let’s Move! Active Schools

A comprehensive program to help parents and schools create active environments for students to reach their greatest potential. Tools and resources, activation grants and direct assistance and training is available to schools.

http://www.letsmoveschools.org/
Let’s Move! Child Care

Let’s Move! Child Care is a nationwide call-to-action that empowers child care and early education providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime.

healthykidshealthyfuture.org
Let’s Move to Make Schools Healthier

A comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years.

www.letsmove.gov
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 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
PE Central

A site for health & physical education teachers, parents and students with the goal to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children.

www.pecentral.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
Sesame Street We Have the Moves!

Fun-filled activities to help incorporate physical activity into everyday moments for children ages 2 to 5 in the preschool setting.

www.sesamestreet.org/cms_services/services?action=download&uid=46841dfe-a76c-4df7-8e40-d165417d9be5
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 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
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

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
Chop Chop Magazine

Fun cooking magazine for kids and families to promote healthy cooking and eating.

www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/chop-chop-magazine/Pages/default.aspx
EatRight.org

Contains food, health, and fitness information.

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

Helping adults and children be joyful and confident with eating.

www.ellynsatterinstitute.org
Families Finding the Balance: A Parent Handbook

Practical tips to help parents help their family find the right balance between eating well and being physically active to maintain a healthy weight.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/downloads/parent_hb_en.pdf
Fresh for Kids

The Fresh for Kids program aims to help school aged children achieve a healthy lifestyle by encouraging them to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and by participating in physical activity.

www.freshforkids.com.au/index.html
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
Kids Eat Right

Help your child grow healthy with science-based health and nutrition information, backed by the expertise of nutrition professionals.

http://www.eatright.org/resources/for-kids
KidsHealth

A website devoted to the health of children and teens. Current information about growth, food, health, & fitness.

kidshealth.org
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
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
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
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
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

American Heart Association

Ideas on ways you and your child can get heart healthy together.

www.heart.org/HEARTORG
Best Feeding Playbook: A Guide to Breastfeeding Success

The playbook is a resource to help dad's understand their vital role in supporting mom and baby for breastfeeding success.

http://bestfeeding.org/WEB_PDFs/BestFeeding_Playbook_AGuideToBreastfeedingSuccess.pdf
BodyWorks

A program designed to help parents and caregivers of teens and preteens improve family eating and activity habits.

womenshealth.gov/bodyworks
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 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
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
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
Preschool: Healthy Habits for Life Resource Kit

KidsHealth and Nemours share Sesame Workshop's commitment to helping young children establish healthy habits. The kit helps incorporate healthy physical activity and nutrition habits into the everyday routine. The familiar Sesame Street characters will help you achieve your goals by keeping your students' interest and attention as they learn!

kidshealth.org/classroom/index.jsp?Grade=cc&Section=hhfl
Local School Wellness Policy Outreach Tool

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed a ready-to-go communication toolkit designed to engage school staff and parents in school wellness. The toolkit includes flyers, presentations, newsletter articles and social media posts for sharing news about a local school wellness policy. The materials can be personalized to make them specific to local school wellness policy activities.

Each local educational agency that participates in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs is required by federal law to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/local-school-wellness-policy-outreach-toolkit
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
MyPyramid for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
www.choosemyplate.gov/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html
NASN: Tool Kit for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis

The Centers for Disease Control has worked with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, and the National School Boards Association to develop comprehensive guidance and resources for food allergy and anaphylaxis management in the school setting.

www.nasn.org/ToolsResources/FoodAllergyandAnaphylaxis
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
South Dakota Department of Social Services Child Care Services

The Division of Child Care Services provides assistance to low income families who need help with child care costs while parents work or attend school. They also provide oversight, technical assistance and support in promoting safe, healthy and caring environments for children through licensing, registration and quality improvement activities.

dss.sd.gov/childcare
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
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