Healthy North Dakota: Content: Explore North Dakota


Families play an important role in health. No matter the size or shape of your family, help support each other with healthy habits. Learn more with these resources.

Healthy North Dakota Families page.


Healthy Eating

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”.

MyPyramid for Families offers tips on nutrition and physical activity for families.

Physical Activity

Families and Children Links to resources on ages and stages and families from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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

Healthy Living

Underage, high-risk drinking is being tackled in North Dakota. High Risk High presents workable solutions for families at

Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight (HKHW) Toolkit - Developed by Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health to help connect families with community-based physical activity and food/nutrition programs/services to positively impact children’s weight. It is also used to connect public and private providers as they work together in helping families use and evaluate community physical activity and food/nutrition services/programs. The pilot project is supported by the State Vision and Strategy for a Healthy North Dakota. The HKHW Toolkit lists community business names and locations, personal contact names and numbers at the business, a brief paragraph as to what the service/program offers, expected outcomes if the family utilizes the service/program, times of operation, and costs for using the service/program. BBPH developed the Toolkit with input from the Activate Bismarck/Mandan Coalition.

Eat Smart Play Hard Healthy Lifestyle website offers parents and caregivers information to help you eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for your kids.

Help Your Child Grow Up Healthy and Strong contains keys to a healthy diet, money saving ideas for better health, and effective ways to encourage activity.

We Can! A Parent Handbook helps your family find the right balance of eating well and being physically active to maintain a healthy weight.

Healthy Weight information for families from NDSU Extension.

Resources on Family Health from the Division of Family Health in the North Dakota Department of Health.

Steps to help make your family's environment a healthy environment from the National Institutes of Health.

Mental Health

Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free.

Resources for children and families on mental health topics.

Children and family issues information from the National Mental Health Association.

Safety and First Aid

Health and Families: provides information on family services, health, safety and food and nutrition.

Caring for families

Balancing Work and Family: Working with Your Employer from NDSU Extension Service.

Find out how to care for yourself while caring for others topics and resources.

Heart of Caregiving from the American Red Cross offers sound and caring advice to those caring for one who has suffered a serious health problem.

Mayo Clinic offers information on workplace stress, workplace safety and work-life balance.

Resources for parents in North Dakota including Parent Resource Centers, Agencies, and links to resources on families and child development. provides links and resources about fatherhood.