Businesses urged to join mayors, others in Eat Healthy R.I.

EAST GREENWICH – Nutritionist Joy Feldman has found an effective way to teach children about healthier eating: humor. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



health services

Businesses urged to join mayors, others in Eat Healthy R.I.

Posted 1/13/14

EAST GREENWICH – Nutritionist Joy Feldman has found an effective way to teach children about healthier eating: humor.

Feldman’s book, “Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?,” is at the center of her statewide effort to battle obesity. Last year, parts of the book were read at more than 200 schools and other sites across the state. This year, Feldman intends to grow her program to 300 schools. The centerpiece of her campaign is Eat Healthy Rhode Island, a March 12 event with a variety of notable Rhode Islanders reading “Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?” aloud at various locations.

Feldman has introduced a new element this year: business participation.

“We are asking local businesses to encourage their employees – many parents of our school-aged children among them – to participate in Eat Healthy Rhode Island at whatever level they can – from reading in classrooms to taking an exercise break during the workday,” Feldman said.

R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Michael Fine and mayors of eight cities and towns have agreed to be “celebrity” readers.

Businesses can sign up on The Picture of Children’s Health website: www.thepictureofchildrenshealth.org/the-picture-of-childrens-health-eat-healthy-ri-registration.html. •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday, October 3rd for applications for the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards Program. And save the date for the Awards Dinner - November 12th at the Providence Marriott.
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement