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US Breastfeeding Report Card

The CDC Breastfeeding Report Card provides state-by-state data to help public health practitioners, health professionals, community members, child care providers, and family members work together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

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.

Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) in South Dakota

The 2013 mPINC report describes specific opportunities to improve mother-baby care at hospitals and birth centers in South Dakota in order to more successfully meet national quality of care standards for perinatal care.

Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin outlined steps that can be taken to remove some of the obstacles faced by women who want to breastfeed their babies.

Model Policies

Healthy South Dakota Concessions Model Policy

This policy was developed to assist local communities in improving the concession stand (or c-stand) nutrition environment and to promote healthy eating among youth and families.


SD Nutrition & Physical Activity State Plan

The Nutrition and Physical Activity State Plan was developed to guide the work of the South Dakota Department of Health and the HealthySD Stakeholders to help South Dakotans be more physically active and eat healthier foods. The plan identifies evidence-based objectives, strategies, and activities to create a sustainable obesity prevention system that focuses on policy, environment, and system changes that support and encourage healthy behavior.

2013 Fruit and Vegetable Survey of South Dakota Producers and Grocers


Healthy SD Community Walkability Toolkit

Learn what walkability is, why it matters and how to create more access to walkable areas. Learn the basics of starting a walking program and find lots of resources to help make walking easy and fun for everyone.

Healthier Vending and Snack Bar Toolkit

Developed to help make it easier to choose the right snacks at vending machines & snack bars.

The South Dakota Good & Healthy Community Health Needs Assessment and Improvement Planning Toolkit

With chronic diseases as the leading preventable public health issues throughout South Dakota, communities have a unique opportunity to converge to address these taxing afflictions and their long-term impact. You, your organization, and your community partners all have a unique opportunity to understand the factors that determine your community’s health status and will experience the benefits of collaborative health improvement planning.

Active Transportation Checklist

A resource developed to assist SD communities in creating access and opportunities for increasing physical activity among residents of all ages and abilities.

CDC Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

To promote the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and support youth physical activity, CDC and several partner organizations developed the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, which highlights strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity.