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Success Stories

School Gardens Launched with Grant Support

Five schools received a South Dakota School Garden Grant administered by SDSU Extension. The grant program, sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Health, was launched to support the development of new K-12 school garden projects in South Dakota. The edible garden programs provided opportunities for youth to gain scientific knowledge while nurturing plants, along with recognizing that fruits and vegetables are a necessary part of a healthy diet. Read more

Chamberlain School Health Council Changes the Scene

The Chamberlain School district has been identified as having very high overweight and obese body mass index rates. But thanks to their School Health Council and the Building Healthy Schools Project (BHS), they’re really turning things around. Read more

Healthy Snack Choices Made Easy

Students at McKinley School in the Pierre School District found that learning about selecting healthy snacks can be easy and fun thanks to the Team Nutrition Healthy Choices mini-grant that was recently awarded to them. The mini-grant is designed to promote healthy snack choices at concessions stands, in vending machines, at school stores, for fundraising, and/or a la carte options at a school or agency. Read more