SDSU Extension is committed to help South Dakotans better their lives. Through the application of science-based knowledge, we create high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change.
One of SDSU Extension’s high-priority issues is helping South Dakotans improve their health. Research shows at least 50% of health status is due to lifestyle factors such as not using tobacco, being physically active, maintaining a normal weight and good nutrition, among many others.
SDSU Extension is expanding the reach of its health and nutrition programs through the Master Health Ambassador Program. This program is available for adults and teens. Master Health Ambassadors receive 40 hours of education related to health, nutrition, food safety, healthy food preparation, public speaking and much more. In return, volunteers are asked to give 40 hours of volunteer service to SDSU Extension.
The volunteer opportunities are diverse - giving presentations for local community groups, assisting with healthy cooking demonstrations, distributing information at health fairs, working with schools and after school programs. Previous health or wellness training is not required but an interest in living healthfully and helping others do the same is.
For more information about the Master Health Ambassador program, please contact Aimee House Ladonski, SDSU Extension Volunteer Development Field Specialist (605.782.3290).
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