Rhode Island

As the smallest state in the U.S., Rhode Island is also the second most densely populated thanks to its bustling major cities: Newport and Providence. Nicknamed “The Ocean State”, Rhode Island’s bays and inlets cover 14 percent of the state’s total area, making much of its eastern border waterfront.

Aside from Rhode Island’s New England charm, the state bears a troubling statistic: More than 28 percent of its youth are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.

Thanks to support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is working with communities throughout the state to make it easier for kids to lead healthier lives.

 

Our Work in Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, we’re making it easier for kids to develop healthy habits.

More than 130 schools serving nearly 65,000 students across the state have joined Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive.

We’ve also made it easier for nearly 3,200 youth in 14 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more through our Healthy Out-of-School Time Initiative.

 

 

Watch the video to learn more about how the Healthy Schools Program is helping kids lead healthier lives

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