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Nutrition & Health

A healthy and balanced diet is key to maintaining a full and active lifestyle.

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Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke: Protecting Your Operation

During periods of extreme heat, operations must take additional steps to protect their employees from heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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Diabetes and COVID-19

If you are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, it is important to take actions to reduce your chance of getting sick. Those at higher risk, including older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease, are encouraged to get ready now!

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Registration Now Open for 2021 South Dakota Local Foods Conference

October 13, 2021

A three-day, virtual event celebrating local food production and use in South Dakota, SDLFC invites all supporters of local food to attend and discuss presentations on specialty crop production, industry challenges, new technologies and opportunities.

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Family Food Cent$ newsletters

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.

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Using Your Breath

The way we breathe can have positive or negative impacts on our health. If you find that moments throughout your day are marked by stress, the following breathing strategies may be techniques to try.

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What Communities Have Wellness Coalitions?

View a complete list of active community wellness coalitions throughout South Dakota.

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Community Wellness Coalitions

Community wellness coalitions bring together community-based organizations, stakeholders and wellness experts to identify the wellness challenges facing South Dakota communities and address them through resources, programming and wellness opportunities tailored for their unique needs.

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Eagle Books

The Eagle Books are a series of four books written by Georgia Perez with illustrations by Patrick Rolo and Lisa A. Fifield.

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Master Health Volunteer Program

A Master Health Volunteer is an earned certification that increases your knowledge in health topics and teaches you to facilitate educational programs for your communities.