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Welcome to Healthy South Dakota!

Eating smart and being active are two of the best ways to improve our health. Even small changes can have immediate benefits. We’re here to provide information and inspiration as you explore all the ways you can live better and grow stronger!


Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Just 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day will do the trick! Learn more about dietary guidelines and how to pack your plate with more fruits and veggies.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is one of the best stressbusters around! Even 10 minutes of movement can help you reset. Find creative ways to make it part of your routine and ideas to help you add a little physical activity to every day!

Health & Wellness

There are many layers to wellness but practicing healthy habits to impove physical and mental health are at the core of achieving true wellness. Find out more about the different dimensions of wellness and how they are linked to health.


Workplace wellness programs improve health and reduce chronic disease. Employers increase productivity and boost their bottom line. Employees learn healthy habits and have better morale—it’s a win-win!


Working out with a stability ball is a cool way to exercise. It strengthens your core muscles (abdomen, chest, back), which can improve posture and balance.

What’s New?

A Heart-Healthy Diet for Valentine’s Day

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. In 2021, about 695,000 people died from heart disease. Despite this, many people don’t take the simple steps they …

February Veggie of the Month: Dried Beans

Packed with nutrients and versatility, dried beans are a pantry staple and a delightful addition to everyday meals. Let’s dive into the heartiness of dried beans and explore why they should be a star in your kitchen.

January Fruit of the Month: Grapefruit

As we enter a new year, what better way to embrace fresh beginnings than with the vibrant burst of flavor that grapefruit brings? January’s citrus star, grapefruit, is a zesty delight for your taste buds and a powerhouse of nutrients. Let’s explore the juicy details of this …

Ways to Stay Active During the Winter

When it gets cold, it can be very tempting to “hibernate.” Many people don’t want to go
outside, and then become less active. Combine this with holiday feasting and you have a