For the 12.6 percent of South Dakota households living with food insecurity, programs like Voices for Food work with local volunteers and food pantries to ensure those they serve receive balanced options and fresh produce.
SDSU Extension provides established and trusted research-based food preservation information.
Food safety education is essential from field to table for entrepreneurs, consumers and businesses.
Farmers markets can help strengthen a community by stimulating the local economy and creating local entrepreneurial opportunities.
A healthy and balanced diet is key to maintaining a full and active lifestyle.
Since 2015, SDSU Extension has worked with communities across South Dakota to establish and sustain community-based wellness coalitions that address health and other disparities. These coalitions have accomplished many successes by working together by implementing practice and evidence-based strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical linkages to prevent chronic disease.