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Avera Queen of Peace among 5 Fit-Friendly Worksites in SD

Five South Dakota organizations, including one in Mitchell, have been recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksites by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

Avera Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell; DAKOTACARE, Sioux Falls; GE Capital, Rapid City; and Sioux Steel Company, Sioux Falls, were each recognized as Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksites. Fit-friendly employers:

• Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace.

• Increase healthy eating options at the worksite.

• Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.

• Implement at least six criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.