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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?

Move Your Way – KELOLAND Living

SDSU Extension’s Health & Physical Activity Field Specialist Emily Kranz joined KELOLAND Living to discuss South Dakota’s Move Your Way program. Watch the segment …

Park Rx – KELOLAND Living

SDSU Extension’s Health & Physical Activity Field Specialist Emily Kranz joined KELOLAND Living to discuss South Dakota’s Park Rx Program. Watch the segment below to learn …

May Veggie of the Month: Collard Greens

When the temperature starts rising in anticipation for summer, it’s time to celebrate the nutritional powerhouse that is collard greens. Bursting with flavor and packed with essential nutrients, collard greens are a versatile, leafy vegetable that deserves a special place …

National Barbecue Day: May 16th

Summer is just around the corner—and so is National Barbecue Day, which takes place on May 16th. When you think of food that is barbecued, you might think about grilled hamburgers and hotdogs paired with fries. These foods are fine in moderation, but it’s possible to make …