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Our Nutrition, Health and Wellness Program focuses on promoting healthy, preventing disease and disability, eliminating disparities and improving quality of living through agricultural health and safety, access to health care and preventative services and health in relation to the environment.


Enhancing Nutrition, health and wellness.

  • Rural and community programs contribute to farm sustainability, regional rural development, community resource and economic development, and Extension risk management education. These programs increase rural vitality, and enhance prosperity for rural communities, farms, ranches, and business.

Advancing rural communities, farms and economies.

Short term outcomes (0-12 months):

  • Increase knowledge of Dietary Guidelines for Americans including physical activity recommendations.
  • Increase food preparation and meal planning skills utilizing nutrient-rich foods.
  • Increase client choice and knowledge of healthy food resources within communities.

Medium-term outcomes (1-3 years):

  • Reduce overall calorie intake through the consumption of nutrient-rich foods.
  • Increase physical activity in youth and adults.
  • Promote health literacy to increase healthy lifestyle behaviors for all.
  • Increase capacity (planning, preparation, budgeting, selection, access, etc.) of dietary resource management.

Long-term outcomes (3-5 years):

  • Reduce and prevent risk of chronic disease (overweight/obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer).
  • Reduce prevalence of obesity/overweight in adults and youth.
  • Increase food security for all South Dakotans.
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