South Dakota has released its first comprehensive plan to increase healthy eating and physical activity as ways to reduce overweight and obesity and their subsequent risk for chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
The plan focuses on five science-based strategies that have proven to reduce obesity or other chronic dieseases. These are:
- increased physical activity,
- reduced television time,
- increased consumption of fruits & vegetables,
- increased breastfeeding, and
- improved calorie intake & expenditure.
The plan covers a five-year time frame and is divided into five target populations with goals, objectives, and strategies for each.
Partners signed on to take leadership roles in implementing this plan but additional organizations, communities, and individuals are needed to carry it out and reduce overweight and obesity in South Dakota.
To go to South Dakota's plan click here.
To learn more about South Dakota's nutrition and physical activity program click here.