Mission

WE STRIVE
TO INSTILL
SUSTAINABLE
HEALTHY
HABITS IN
CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND
COMMUNITIES.

Our Pillars

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.

Recharge

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.

Mood

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

Food

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

Move

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

Denny Sanford’s Philanthropy

One person can make a difference. The kind of difference that improves lives not only here in the Midwest, but around the world. As the country’s preeminent health care philanthropist, Denny Sanford has given close to $1 billion to Sanford Health in less than two decades. His generosity has spanned across almost every area of care including children’s health, research, breast health, and genetics. Thanks to a generous gift from Denny, the Sanford Children’s Health & Fitness Initiative formed in 2010 with a goal of helping children adopt lifelong healthy habits.  

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