Physical Activity and Nutrition Behaviors

Physical Activity and Nutrition BehaviorsNutrition 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

Physical Activity

  • 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.

Risk Factors

  • Poor nutrition and physical inactivity contributes four out of the six leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes.

Prevention Strategies

  • 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