SHAPE America coming to Sioux Falls

This piece is presented by Sanford Health.

Every child deserves the chance to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Sanford fit and the Society of Health and Physical Educators, or SHAPE, have teamed up to help area educators and researchers fulfill that mission at the SHAPE America 2018 Central District Conference.

The conference will be Jan. 25-27 at the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls. Educators in all teaching levels and disciplines can come learn about the latest trends and best practices in five key areas: physical education, physical activity, health, research and coaching.

“Sanford fit is proud to sponsor this very important conference,” said Neal Nachtigall, director of Sanford fit. “Our mission to put kids on a happy, healthy and productive path aligns with what SHAPE America is all about.”

SHAPE America 2018 Central District Conference

When: Jan. 25-27

Where: Sanford Sports Complex


The conference provides unique professional development and networking opportunities for educators in the Central District states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, Colorado, Missouri and Kansas. The conference will focus on:

  • Recognizing that healthy lifestyle choices have a positive impact on academic achievement, academic behaviors and cognitive skills.
  • Providing educators tools and resources to help students through health behavior changes.
  • Advocating for school health and physical education.
  • Advancing school wellness policies.

“Preventable chronic disease is a real concern that needs to be addressed,” said Tracy Nelson, president of  SHAPE SD. “This conference is a great opportunity for our educators, from preschool to college, to combat the obesity crisis by helping area youth be healthy and active for a lifetime.”

To learn more or register for the SHAPE America 2018 Central District Conference, go to

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SHAPE America coming to Sioux Falls

Sanford fit and the Society of Health and Physical Educators, or SHAPE, are working to make sure every child has the chance to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

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