Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit. Learn More!

AAHPERD name change

Feeding preschoolers

Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program - a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) includes physical education, physical activity during school, physical activity before and after school, staff involvement, and family and community engagement. CDC offers a step-by-step guide to help schools develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive school physical activity programs

Munch Code- South Dakota Healthy Concessions materials and technical assistance

Smart Snack Calculator

Free posters to print - Healthy South Dakota posters that are appropriate for youth. New posters added each month.

Proposed Rule: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School (NASBE)

Resources for living a healthier life






SD Harvest of Month logoHarvest of the Month (HOM)
Mini Grants Available

The Department of Health and SDSU Extension are offering HOM mini-grants for spring and summer 2014 to help South Dakota children learn about and try a variety of fruits and vegetables. The grants are open to schools, after school programs, preschools, and summer programs. Agencies may apply based on the total enrollment of the classes who will experience HOM — up to 100 children, $125; 101 to 200 children, $250; and 201 to 400 children, $500.


Funds may be used to purchase fruits and vegetables for lessons and tasting experiences, nutrition education materials, and child-friendly tools for fruit and vegetable preparation. The grant will also provide print resources for Harvest of the Month/ Pick it! Try it! Like it! signs and recipe cards for the first 10 grocers who agree to be a part of their school’s HOM mini-grant plan. Materials for HOM,, and HOM/Pick it! Try it! Like it! are available for free download.


Applications will be accepted until all available funds are committed. Notification of grant approval will be within one week of receipt. Final summary and evaluations are due August 15, 2014.To learn more or request an application contact

Behavioral and Social Approaches to Increase Physical Activity: Enhanced School-Based Physical Education

Community Preventive GuideThe Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends enhanced school-based physical education (PE) to increase physical activity. This is based on strong evidence of effectiveness in increasing the amount of time students spend in moderate- or vigorous-intensity physical activity during PE class. Read the full Task Force Finding and Rationale Statement for details including implementation issues, possible added benefits, potential harms, and evidence gaps.

JAM School Program

JAM logoThe 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.  To sign up for the newsletter and access some easy routines to get moving visit the JAM website.



"Children today have a shorter life expectancy than their parents for the first time in 100 years."
–Dr. William J. Klish, professor of pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine.



Coordinated School Health Program

Team Nutrition

South Dakota
Walk-n-Roll to School

Tobacco Control Toolkit for South Dakota Schools


Sanford/WebMD Fit - a comprehensive collection of resources to empower children and parents to make healthy lifestyle choices towards prevention of childhood obesity

Let’s Move Active Schools - comprehensive program developed to empower parents and schools to create active environments for students to reach their greatest potential. Schools are provided with tools and resources, activation grants and direct assistance and training to implement the program.

Let’s Move 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series - printable materials

The White House and USDA announce School Wellness Standards (February 2014)

New We Can! tools and resources

USDA makes permanent meat and grain serving flexibilities in National School Lunch Program


Health, nutrition and food: free printable worksheets

PE Central: the premier website for health and physical education