A healthy and balanced diet is key to maintaining a full and active lifestyle. However, when it comes to fruit and vegetable consumption, South Dakotans rank among the lowest in the nation. SDSU Extension’s team of nutritionists and dietitian are here to help. They work with South Dakotans young and old, teaching them about menus that are healthy, balanced and work within the household budget.
Better Choices, Better Health©
Better Choices, Better Health© is a community-led evidence-based program modeled after Stanford University’s chronic disease self-management program. The program is supported by SDSU Extension, the South Dakota Department of Health and the South Dakota Department of Human Services.
Cole Hunter shares how Better Choices, Better Health® empowered him and how he now works to help others manage chronic illness.
Strengthening the Heartland
Strengthening the Heartland (STH) developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty from SDSU Extension and North Dakota State University Extension. With generous grant support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, STH is dedicated to providing services that prevent opioid misuse in rural communities across the Dakotas.
The Family Food Cent$ Newsletter is published by the SDSU Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Social Services.
Pick it! Try it! Like it! Preserve it! materials are filled with tips for selecting, preparing, and preserving a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
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The Dish: Real Talk About Food is a direct education intervention designed to increase participants' daily intake of fruit and vegetables; whole grains; fat-free or low-fat dairy products; decrease daily intake of sodium and improve food resource management, food safety practices, and physical activity.
Aronia berries, or chokecherries, contain lots of antioxidants, which are important, because they help reduce or prevent cell damage. They are also a great source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, zinc, potassium and more.
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