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Better Brainpower Through Your Diet

Did you know that diet can play a vital role in supporting brain health? Learn about some common brain-boosting foods and beverages that you may already have in your fridge or pantry!

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Nutrition & Health

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

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What Does Getting Older Have To Do With the Food We Eat?

As we get older, some of our nutritional needs change. Understanding how our nutrition needs change over time can help us stay healthy and prevent disease as we get older.

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The Human Gut Microbiome

Our bodies are inhabited with trillions of microorganisms. But just what are these abundant microorganisms in our bodies, and what role do they play in our overall health?

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SNAP Benefits for Seed and Plant Purchases

Did you know that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants in South Dakota can purchase seeds and edible plants to grow their own food? It’s true!

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The New Food Label: What’s new? What’s the same? When can we expect to see changes?

The Nutrition Facts Panel, commonly referred to as the food label, that we see on all packaged foods, will be updated on all food items by 2021.

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SDSU Extension partnerships with Fort Thompson groups seeing positive growth

May 26, 2023

Lindsay Moore, SDSU Extension Community Health and Obesity Program Director, said CDC HOP’s goal is “to enhance opportunities for nutrition and physical activity in communities.” Through that grant funding, administered by SDSU Extension, Moore said the program supports communities looking to grow their capacity.

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Community Wellness Coalitions

Community wellness coalitions bring together community-based organizations, stakeholders and wellness experts to identify and address wellness challenges.

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Benefits of Farm to School and Early Care and Education

Farm to school (F2S) programs have potential to create substantial positive impacts on an array of F2S stakeholders, including kids, schools (foodservice and education), early care and education (ECE) programs, agricultural producers, families and communities. Benefits exist in the areas of public health, economic development, education, environment, equity and community engagement.

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Let’s Break Down the Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts Label is a great tool to learn more about the ingredients and nutritional value included in a food product. Let's take a further look at what you will find on it!