Physical Activity and Nutrition Behaviors
- 39.3% of adults reported consuming fruit less than one time daily.
- 60.3% of students who ate vegetables one or more times per day during the past seven days
- 53.7% of adults achieved the equivalent of at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week.
- 44% of students were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day on five or more of the past seven days.
- Poor nutrition and physical inactivity contributes four out of the six leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.
- Strive to maintain a healthy BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 by practicing healthy behaviors.
- Achieve 150 minutes of physical activity per week and include strength training exercises at least two days a week.
- Eat a healthy diet within daily calorie needs and include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy products, lean meats, limited processed meats, and reduced sugar intake.
- Healthy SD Access information and resources on how to eat heathy and move more.
- South Dakota State University Extension
- The New American Plate Challenge