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Stretch Your SNAP Funds With these SDSU Extension Tips

January 17, 2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Purdue, authorized the early release of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds. January 20, 2019, more than 93,250 South Dakotans who depend upon SNAP to help feed themselves and their families will receive their February SNAP funds.

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New Chronic Pain Workshop Coming to James Valley Community Center

January 09, 2019

Take control of your health by participating in educational sessions specifically designed for adults with chronic pain and their caregivers. A Better Choices, Better Health® SD (BCBH) Chronic Pain workshop will take place on Tuesdays, April 2 through May 7, 2019 at the James Valley Community Center, (300 W 1st Ave.) The sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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SDSU Extension Provides Facts On Aging In New Report

January 09, 2019

South Dakotans are living longer than at any point in history. “This is a global trend,” said Leacey E. Brown, SDSU Extension Gerontology Field Specialist.

Older Adults, Health

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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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Better Choices, Better Health® SD Workshop Coming to SDSU Wellness Center

January 17, 2019

SDSU Extension and partners are providing an opportunity for South Dakotans to take control of their health by participating in educational sessions specifically designed for adults with chronic conditions.

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Jennifer Folliard is new SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Specialist

February 21, 2019

When it comes to fruit and vegetable consumption, South Dakotans rank among the lowest in the nation. As a new SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Field Specialist, Jennifer Folliard is working to change the statistics in two communities by removing one of the greatest barriers to healthy eating - cost.

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Nutrition & Health

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

Andrea Bjornestad

SDSU Extension Team Provides Mental Health & Opioid Education to South Dakota's Rural Communities

February 01, 2019

In 2017, 192 South Dakotans committed suicide. The greatest number reported in the state's history. This fact is not lost on SDSU Extension, an organization dedicated to serving South Dakotans with research-based information, resources and a trusted team for more than a century.

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We Are What We Think

We have all heard the phrase “you are what you eat”, but research also suggests that we are what we think.

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West Nile in South Dakota: Expect Cases Into Early Fall

While it’s true that in South Dakota most West Nile Virus cases occur during August, new human infections are detected well into September in most years.