Sanford Fit was developed to empower children and families to make healthy lifestyle choices. The program is grounded on four pillars essential to building awareness of healthy lifestyle choices, guiding decision-making, and improving self-management skills. The program provides free, online, educational materials designed to captivate children’s attention, educate them about important health topics, and activate healthy behaviors.
The biannual Digital Health Awards recognizes the world’s best digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. For the fall competition, Sanford Fit took the top spot in the Web-based Digital Health: Website category with a Gold distinction.
The program also earned a Silver distinction in the Digital Health Media/Publications: Video category for “Relax with Dakota: A Mindful Meditation for Kids.” The Sanford Fit team was honored with two awards in 2021 as well.
“We were delighted to participate again in the Digital Health Awards competition, and we’re honored to be selected as a top winner in two categories,” said Amy Baete, the director of Sanford Fit. “Our winning entries were chosen from more than 500 entries judged by a panel of distinguished experts in digital health media.
“The value of engaging, easily accessible, and expert tools and information is important for the families and children we serve. We are very proud that the high-quality, high-impact work produced by our talented team is making an impact.”
Those involved in the production and design of the Sanford Fit website and the “Relax with Dakota: A Mindful Meditation for Kids” video are Sanford Fit’s Amy Baete, Brittney Nathan, Shelby Huber, Katrina Anderson and Tabitha Merkle.
In 2021, the video “Recognizing Feelings and Emotions” received a Gold Award for Digital Health Media/Publications: Video and the “fitBoost Activity for Kids” received a Bronze Award for Web-based Digital Health: Interactive Content/Rich Media.
The Health Information Resource Center, organizer of the Digital Health Awards, is a national information clearinghouse for professionals who work in consumer health fields. Other well-known HIRC programs include the annual National Health Information Awards, which annually recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information in non-digital formats.