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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
Active Living Leadership

Basic facts on creating environments that encourage physical activity, including policy development resources. Also includes a calculator for communities and businesses to calculate what costs are associated with physical inactivity in their community or business.

www.activelivingbydesign.org
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Schools Program

Healthy kids have higher attendance rates, higher test scores and behave better in class. The latest research on childhood health that has been combined with the most effective school policies to maximize impact and help make your school healthier.

www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools
America Walks

America Walks is a national organization is leading the way in making America a great place to walk.

www.americawalks.org
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
American Council on Exercise

Provides online tips to increase physical activity and healthy recipes.

http://www.acefitness.org/acefit/healthy-living/
Assessment and Planning Tool: School Health Index

The CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has released a new online version of the School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI). The SHI allows schools to assess their policies and programs in relation to physical activity and physical education, healthy eating, tobacco use prevention, and unintentional injury & violence prevention.

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/shi/
CATCH Kids Club – A Curriculum for Youth

An evidence-based curriculum for after-school and community recreation settings that includes lessons and activities to motivate heart-healthy behavior in children in grades K-5.

http://catchinfo.org/about/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Active Community Environments

Active Community Environments (ACEs) is a CDC-sponsored initiative to promote walking, bicycling, and the development of accessible recreation facilities.

www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/health_professionals/active_environments/aces.htm
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
Fuel Up to Play 60

In-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and National Football League with additional support from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Focuses on empowering kids to make smart choices about their nutrition and physical activity.

school.fueluptoplay60.com/tools
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
Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity Video Library

Let's Move! Active Schools offers a video library of ideas, lessons and best practices for meeting the needs of students with disabilities. These videos, reviewed by a panel of experts, were recently awarded prizes in the 2016 Let's Move! Active Schools Inclusive Physical Education and Physical Activity Video Contest and can be easily implemented at your school.

http://www.letsmoveschools.org/latest-stories/2017/1/17/inclusive-physical-education-and-physical-activity-video-library
JAM School Program

The JAM (Just-a-Minute) School Program is a free physical activity and health education resource that promotes activity in the classroom. JAM is designed to teach kids (adults too!) healthier lifestyle habits and get them moving. JAM resources offer a weekly one-minute exercise routine called JAMmin’ Minute®, a more extensive routine called JAM Blast®, and a monthly health newsletter called Health-E-tips.

www.jamschoolprogram.com
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
Minnesota Complete Streets Coalition

Local Government Complete Streets Toolkit

Local Advocates Complete Streets Toolkit

http://www.mncompletestreets.org/contact-us/
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 Complete Streets Coalition

A nationwide movement launched by the National Complete Streets Coalition in 2004, Complete Streets integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our transportation networks. The Coalition promotes the development and implementation of policies and professional practices that ensure streets are safe for people of all ages and abilities, balance the needs of different modes, and support local land uses, economies, cultures, and natural environments.

www.smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets/
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
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
Partnership for Active Transportation

The Partnership for Active Transportation is a unique collaboration of organizations working at the intersection of transportation, public health and community vitality to promote greater investment in creating safe trail, walking and bicycling networks for all, and facilitating greater physical activity through active transportation.

The purpose of the Partnership is to build a diverse and influential movement to create healthy places for healthy people by supporting "active transportation" policies and practices. Active transportation -- human powered mobility such as walking and bicycling -- increases physical activity, provides balanced transportation choices, and fosters economically vibrant communities with a high quality of life.

http://www.partnership4at.org/about
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
Pedestrian and Bicycling Information Center

Provides information on community problems and solutions, community design, and bike-ability and walk-ability checklists

www.pedbikeinfo.org
President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports

Coordinates and promotes opportunities in physical activity, fitness, and sports for all Americans.

www.fitness.gov
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
Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is a national program that aims to encourage walking/biking to school and to make it safer and more appealing.

www.saferoutesinfo.org
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.

https://healthysd.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Wehavethemoves-Providers.pdf
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/
SPARK™ PE and SPARK™ After School

Evidence-based programs designed to promote physical activity in youth from K-12, and ages 5-14, respectively. They include curricula, training, equipment, and follow-up support components

http://www.sparkpe.org/
The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health

The Community Guide is a credible resource with many uses because it is based on a scientific systematic review process and answers questions critical to almost everyone interested in community health and well-being such as:
- What interventions have and have not worked?
- In which populations and settings has the intervention worked or not worked?
- What might the intervention cost? What should I expect for my investment?
- Does the intervention lead to any other benefits or harms?
- What interventions need more research before we know if they work or not?

www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
The Walking Revolution

A 30-minute documentary film that's guaranteed to get you walking, The Walking Revolution explores the tremendous changes a regular walking routine can make in your life and community.

http://everybodywalk.org/documentary/
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
Walkable Communities

Provides information to help communities of all sizes become more walkable and pedestrian friendly. Provides information on workshops, training, and presentations.

www.walkable.org/
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

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/
Action for Healthy Kids

Coalition of many national organizations trying to improve the school nutrition environment. The group also includes a South Dakota state team.

www.actionforhealthykids.org
Alliance for a Healthier Generation Schools Program

Healthy kids have higher attendance rates, higher test scores and behave better in class. The latest research on childhood health that has been combined with the most effective school policies to maximize impact and help make your school healthier.

www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools
Assessment and Planning Tool: School Health Index

The CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has released a new online version of the School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI). The SHI allows schools to assess their policies and programs in relation to physical activity and physical education, healthy eating, tobacco use prevention, and unintentional injury & violence prevention.

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/shi/
CATCH Kids Club – A Curriculum for Youth

An evidence-based curriculum for after-school and community recreation settings that includes lessons and activities to motivate heart-healthy behavior in children in grades K-5.

http://catchinfo.org/about/
CDC’s Healthy Youth

Information on health topics in the area of nutrition.

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/nutrition/facts.htm
Celebration Ideas for Happy, Healthy Events

Turn any joyous occasion into a celebration of taste and good health. Ideas to blend learning about letters, numbers, and color with healthful choices.

www.nfsmi.org/documentlibraryfiles/PDF/20110805113127.pdf
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
Constructive Classroom Rewards

The Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests rewarding students in the classroom need not involve pizza parties, candy and other foods that undermine children's diets and health and reinforce unhealthy eating habits. This site provides some suggestions for alternative rewards.

www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/constructive_rewards.pdf
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
Fuel Up to Play 60

In-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and National Football League with additional support from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Focuses on empowering kids to make smart choices about their nutrition and physical activity.

school.fueluptoplay60.com/tools
Kid-Friendly Veggies and Fruits

10 tips for making healthy foods more fun for children.

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-kid-friendly-veggies-and-fruits
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
Mayo Clinic Nutrition Center

Provides information on healthy eating, disease management and weight management. Also has online recipes.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/HealthyLivingIndex/HealthyLivingIndex
Mealtime Memo for Child Care

Offers information for child care providers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, focused on good nutrition for young children.

www.nfsmi.org/ResourceOverview.aspx?ID=87
Midwest Dairy Associaton

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

www.midwestdairy.com
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
National Dairy Council

Provides information on topics related to dairy products, nutrition, diet and health.

http://www.nationaldairycouncil.org/
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
NourishLife.org

An educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food in school and communities.

www.nourishlife.org
Nutrition for Everyone

CDC website that includes basic concepts to keep in mind when sorting through nutrition research and dietary advice.

https://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/index.html
Produce for Better Health Foundation

Nutrition education resources for schools.

www.pbhfoundation.org/pub_sec/edu/
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
South Dakota Department of Education Family Day Care Food Program

Child and Adult Care Food Program provides cash reimbursements for meals served in child day care centers, family and group day care homes, and adult day care centers.

www.doe.sd.gov/cans/cacfp.aspx
South Dakota Local Foods Co-op
www.sdlocalfood.org
SD TEAM Nutrition

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

doe.sd.gov/cans/teamnutrition.aspx
The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health

The Community Guide is a credible resource with many uses because it is based on a scientific systematic review process and answers questions critical to almost everyone interested in community health and well-being such as:
- What interventions have and have not worked?
- In which populations and settings has the intervention worked or not worked?
- What might the intervention cost? What should I expect for my investment?
- Does the intervention lead to any other benefits or harms?
- What interventions need more research before we know if they work or not?

www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
The School Day Just Got Healthier

From USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ten-tips-school-day-just-got-healthier
The Two-Bite Club!

This educational storybook, available in English and in Spanish, was developed to introduce MyPlate to young children.

www.fns.usda.gov/tn/two-bite-club
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
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Information Center

Links to current, reliable nutrition information including dietary supplements, Food Guide Pyramid, and food safety.

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/
USDA National Nutrient Database

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

ndb.nal.usda.gov
USDA Team Nutrition Resource Library

USDA’s Team Nutrition is a free program that offers nutrition educational materials for schools that use any of the Child Nutrition Programs (school lunch or breakfast, after school meals, summer feeding program, and CACFP). Some resources are available to order in hard copy and others are a free download. Use the Resource Library to choose from curriculum on nutrition or gardening, posters from elementary to middle school, training for food service staff, e-newsletters and much more.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/resource-library
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

50 Ways to Get Kids Hooked on the Outdoors

Encourage children to get outside wherever they can, as often as possible, and start building their own memories. Learn 50 ideas to help kids reconnect with the outdoors.

www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2008/mar/ed_1
AARP

Information, advocacy, and benefits for people age 50 and over.

www.aarp.org
ACHIEVE Communities

(Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change) develop and implement population-based strategies to help prevent or manage risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity and arthritis.

www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dch/programs/healthycommunitiesprogram/communities/achieve/index.htm
Administration on Aging: Health, Prevention, and Wellness Programs

Supports health, prevention, and wellness programs that help older adults remain as healthy and independent as possible in their homes and communities.

www.acl.gov/about-acl/administration-aging
American Heart Association

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

www.heart.org/HEARTORG
American Heart Association

Programs for classrooms and gyms

www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Educator/Educator_UCM_001113_SubHomePage.jsp
Assessment and Planning Tool: School Health Index

The CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health has released a new online version of the School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI). The SHI allows schools to assess their policies and programs in relation to physical activity and physical education, healthy eating, tobacco use prevention, and unintentional injury & violence prevention.

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/shi/
BodyWorks

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

womenshealth.gov/bodyworks
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
CATCH Kids Club – A Curriculum for Youth

An evidence-based curriculum for after-school and community recreation settings that includes lessons and activities to motivate heart-healthy behavior in children in grades K-5.

http://catchinfo.org/about/
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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, Overweight and Obesity (DNPAO)

Provides information on health and lifestyle.

http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/index.html
Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5807a1.htm
Constructive Classroom Rewards

The Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests rewarding students in the classroom need not involve pizza parties, candy and other foods that undermine children's diets and health and reinforce unhealthy eating habits. This site provides some suggestions for alternative rewards.

www.cspinet.org/nutritionpolicy/constructive_rewards.pdf
Early Childhood Connections

Region 1, Rapid City: Early Childhood Enrichment Programs

Early Childhood Connections is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in the summer of 1995 to offer a variety of services that provide support and education to child care providers, teachers and parents involved in the care of children.

earlychildhoodconnections.com
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 1: Rapid City

Early Childhood Connections

earlychildhoodconnections.com
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 2: Pierre

Early Childhood Training Network

therightturn.homestead.com
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 3: Aberdeen

C.H.I.L.D. Services

south.sanfordhealth.org/centersofexcellence/Childrens/CommunityServices/CHILDServices
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 4: Brookings

Family Resource Network

www.sdstate.edu/tll/frn
Early Childhood Enrichment Program Region 5: Sioux Falls

C.H.I.L.D. Services

south.sanfordhealth.org/centersofexcellence/Childrens/CommunityServices/CHILDServices
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
Games for Preschoolers

A resource of games that can be used for birthday parties, rainy day get-togethers, or anytime you find yourself with a bunch of energetic preschoolers on your hands.

kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/games_preschool.html
Games for Toddlers

A resource of simple and group games for toddlers.

kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/toddler_games.html
Group Games for School-Age Kids

A resource of games that are great for any outdoor event and rainy days too.

kidshealth.org/parent/growth/learning/school_age_games.html
Health Occupations for Today and Tomorrow (HOTT) lesson plans

Are you looking for FREE, standardized lesson plans, games and activities for a variety of subject areas and for grade levels kindergarten through 12th grade? Do you want to ensure a rewarding and guaranteed career for your students? South Dakota’s health care industry is projected to need nearly 13,000 jobs by 2014 – an increase of nearly 30% from 2004 to 2014. The South Dakota Departments of Education, Health, Labor and the Board of Regents have been working collaboratively to address the critical need for healthcare workers in the state. Health Occupations for Today and Tomorrow (HOTT) was created to increase students’ awareness of the wide variety of health careers available to them. Find valuable information as well as a wide variety of prepared, standardized lesson plans and activities. Check out this example of one on nutrition and physical activity.

healthcareers.sd.gov/HOTTLessonPlans_001.aspx
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.

https://healthysd.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CDC-Vital-Signs-Hospital-Actions-Affect-Breastfeeding-October-2015.pdf
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
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
Media-Smart Youth

An interactive after-school program designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health

www.nichd.nih.gov/msy/
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
National Association School Boards of Education

Provides a variety of resources for school administration related to policy development.

www.nasbe.org
National Council on Aging

Improving the health of older adults

https://www.ncoa.org/
National Healthy Worksite Program

Designed to assist employers in implementing prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measureable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.

www.cdc.gov/nationalhealthyworksite/about/index.html
National Institute on Aging

Leads a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities; and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans.

www.nia.nih.gov
National School Boards Association

Helps school policymakers and educators make informed decisions about health issues affecting the academic achievement and healthy development of students and the effective operation of schools.

www.nsba.org
NIH-Senior Health

Contains age-related health information that is easy to access. The senior-friendly website features large print, short, easy-to-read segments of information and simple navigation.

http://nihseniorhealth.gov/
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
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 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?
SDSU Extension – Aging

Over the next 20 years, the number of adults over the age of 65 will increase dramatically. Gerontology is the study of the biological, psychological and social components of aging. SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialists are devoted to providing programming and information to equip SD communities to meet the opportunities and challenges of an aging population.

http://igrow.org/healthy-families/aging/
South Dakota Adult Services and Aging

Adult Services and Aging (ASA) provides information on services and assistance for disabled adults and older South Dakotans to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives.

http://dss.sd.gov/elderlyservices/index.asp
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
SD School Height and Weight Surveillance

The South Dakota Department of Health and the Department of Education ask schools to submit student height and weight data for kindergarten, elementary and high school students. The voluntary program to track childhood obesity in South Dakota has been underway since 1998. Data reports from previous years surveillance along with information about submitting data for the current school year.

http://doh.sd.gov/statistics/school-height-weight.aspx?
Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/sgr/sgr.htm
The Community Guide: What Works to Promote Health

The Community Guide is a credible resource with many uses because it is based on a scientific systematic review process and answers questions critical to almost everyone interested in community health and well-being such as:
- What interventions have and have not worked?
- In which populations and settings has the intervention worked or not worked?
- What might the intervention cost? What should I expect for my investment?
- Does the intervention lead to any other benefits or harms?
- What interventions need more research before we know if they work or not?

www.thecommunityguide.org/index.html
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
We Can! Resources About Public Programs and Policy

Publications that highlight how social and economic factors impact our health.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/eco-social/eco-programs.htm