fit-Care Best Practice

The South Dakota Department of Health received a 5 year Community Transformation Grant and have collaborated with SD Department of Social Services, Division of Child Care to implement ”fitCare”, a program to help caregivers provide a healthy lifestyle program for children in child care settings. Training for child care providers has begun and will be followed by intensive coaching and technical assistance for providers who have participated in and completed the  8-hour fitCare training. Over the next five years  statewide implementation will improve jurisdiction-wide nutrition, physical activity, and screen time policies and practices in early child care settings in South Dakota.