About Sanford fit

fit is the Children's Health Initiative from Sanford Health, developed to engage and empower children, families, and communities to make healthy lifestyle choices.

fit provides free online resources to support that goal. Discover printables, videos, lessons, games, and more!

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Our Vision

The Sanford fit vision is to create dynamic and meaningful resources and programs to empower children and activate lifelong healthy behaviors.

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Teaching fit at School

We support teachers with easy-to-teach lessons, videos, printables and more. All resources are designed to engage students in fun and meaningful ways. Educators, start here.

Applying fit at Home

Healthy choices start at home. We’ve curated the top resources for parents to share with kids to spur conversations about how to embrace a fit lifestyle. Parents, start here.

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Using fit In The Community

Coaches, club leaders and community members - you all play critical roles reinforcing healthy choices in kids’ lives. We’re here to help!  Leaders, start here.

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Sanford Health

We are part of Sanford Health, one of the largest health systems in the United States. Together, we are dedicated to the integrated delivery of health care of all ages, genomic medicine, senior care services, global clinics, research, and affordable insurance. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization has locations in 26 states and nine countries.

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Sanford Foundation

Our program is successfully reaching millions of children, due to the financial gift provided by the Sanford Foundation. The Foundation's generosity has provided nearly $1 billion in gifts which have allowed for several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.

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Our Resources

The Sanford Children’s Health Initiative (fit), grounded in prominent health behavior theories and models, is a community health program designed to prevent childhood obesity and chronic disease through early and persistent education. Nationwide, fit offers resources for children, parents, educators, child care providers, and health care providers. 

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Our Team

We are a team of parents and teachers and community leaders and health advocates. We are people who care and want to shape the next generation. We are here to make a difference. We are here to help you. 

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Our Partners

Activating lifelong healthy behaviors takes a shared commitment. We greatly appreciate the amazing expertise and passion that our partners demonstrate every day in engaging children, families, and communities to make healthier choices, live healthier lives, and to be fit.

Family Wellness
National Youth Sports
Sanford Children's
The Sanford PROMISE
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Sanford World Clinic
Schools Alive
SDSU Extension
We Are Teachers
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Advent Health for Children