Healthy North Dakota: Content: Explore North Dakota


We all need help and support to continue to improve health, even if you’re an adult! Here are some resources for you:

Healthy North Dakota Worksite Wellness Resources.


Healthy Eating

Feel less hungry and manage your weight with fruits & vegetables

Looking for a brighter future?  Try eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables. Why? Fruits & Veggies - More Matters...Check out the new campaign with tips, recipes and more 

Fruits & Veggies Matter is the new website at the Centers for Disease Control. Find fruits and vegetables of the month, recipes, and calculate the amount of fruits and veggies to eat for your optimal health.

Looking for ideas to help your family eat more fruits & veggies? Families from across North Dakota share how to include MORE fruits and vegetables as you shop, in family meals, for kids, or eating “on the go”.

Learn about avoiding "Diet Gremlins" and making healthy choices.

MyPyramid offers suggestions for change in your diet that you can make starting today.

NDSU Extension Service Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Program has fruit and vegetable nutrition information, recipes and more!

Nutrition Topics from the CDC. offers online access to government information on food and nutrition.

Healthy Lifestyle information from the American Heart Association.

Did you know that eating fruits and vegetables can be a powerful, healthy way to lose or maintain weight? How to use fruits and vegetables to help you manage your weight.

Physical Activity

100 Ways to Add 2000 Steps is a great list of ideas to incorporate physical activity into your day.

Hoola-hooping isn't just for kids! All you ever wanted to know about hoola-hooping including instructions on how to build your own at

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity Information and Fact Sheets.

Physical activity information from the CDC

Start! is the American Heart Association's initiative to create a culture of physical activity in worksites with programs for individuals or for whole organizations.

Healthy Living

The Active Living Network offers resources for building environments for active living.

America On the Move is a national initiative dedicated to helping individuals and communities across our nation make positive changes to improve health and quality of life.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota believes that helping all North Dakotans improve and maintain good health will help hold down rising health care costs. They provide tips and programs at

Eat Smart, Move More offers advice for eating smarter and moving more in the real world.

Diet and lifestyle recommendations to prevent heart disease from the American Heart Association.

Healthy Living page for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – features Healthy Living links to multiple healthy living topics across the agency's centers

National Heart Lung & Blood Institute offers health information, tools for measuring health, recipes and more.’s guidance for a healthy weight control plan with science-based information on physical activity, popular diets, healthy body image, and obesity.

North Dakota Department of Health resources for quitting the use of tobacco, resources for schools and worksites, and anti-tobacco laws.

Recommended preventive health screenings and immunizations for women and men by age and health risk groups. Learn more...

Women’s Health

Join Go Red in North Dakota  American Heart Association and Dakota Medical Foundation help us celebrate the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together and wipe out heart disease.

Women's health issues impacting health during the lifetime of a woman.

Women’s Way works to reduce mortality from breast and cervical cancer by increasing education and screening among low-income, underserved, high-risk and minority women.

Men’s Health

A gathering of web-based information from Medline Plus 

Hunters – shape up with this 6 week training program, eating healthy, and pre-season training tips from Healthy South Dakota. Learn more...

Men’s health information from Aetna InteliHealth, in partnership with the Harvard Medical School.

Caring for Families

American Red Cross Family Caregiving Program

Mental Health

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, North Dakota Department of Human Services.

Free and confidential online screening for depression. Learn more...

Words Can Work produces DVDs and booklets for young people, parents, and other caregivers about the challenges kids face growing up. The materials are  produced with technical assistance from advisors at Harvard Medical School and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Safety and First Aid

North Dakota Safety Council

Emergency preparedness information from the American Red Cross