How fit Works | Sanford Fit

What is fit?

Learn about what fit is and the resources that are available to help empower healthy lifestyle choices!

How fit Works

Being fit is more than just eating right and exercising. It’s understanding what influences our choices. Our program is grounded on four pillars essential to building awareness of healthy lifestyle choices, guiding decision making, and improving self-management skills.


Your energy level influences the choices you make. Recharge by finding healthy screen-free ways to relax and by getting the restorative sleep your body needs.

Program Outcomes:

Recognize that energy influences behavior.

Get an appropriate amount of sleep and rest.

Increase healthy relaxation daily.


Emotions influence behaviors of not just yourself but others too. Feelings and emotions put you in a mood, and your mood influences your choices.

Program Outcomes:

Self-identify feelings and emotions.

Recognize that feelings and emotions put you in a mood, which is your willingness or motivation.

Self-regulate mood and make healthy behavior choices.


Food is fuel for your body and brain. Make nutritious food and beverage choices by reducing sugar consumption, and increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.

Program Outcomes:

Make nutritious food and beverage choices.

Reduce sugar consumption.

Increase fruit and vegetable consumption.


Daily physical activity is essential for a healthy body. Move many times, many ways, and in many places throughout
the day.

Program Outcomes:

Be physically active throughout the day.

Choose many ways to move.

Replace screen time with physical activity.

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Who Can Use fit?

Anyone! It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher, a coach, a parent, or a community member trying to make a difference. These “resources” were designed for YOU. All fit materials provide tools to captivate children’s attention, educate them about important health topics, and activate healthy behaviors.

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About Sanford fit

fit is a health-activation program from Sanford Health, developed to empower children and parents to make healthy lifestyle choices that help prevent childhood obesity. 

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Our Mission

Being fit is about having enough energy and the motivation to be able to choose healthy foods and to be active. The fit program is founded on the following four pillars. Recognize that RECHARGE and MOOD influence FOOD and MOVE choices. 

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