our projects & initiatives
communucations & outreach
Through our communication channels, attendance at district wellness meetings, and our annual Breakfast for School Wellness Leaders, we share relevant and timely school wellness news, resources and best practices from around the state and country.
local food ambassador
In partnership with RI Farm to School, we developed this program to train volunteer Local Food Ambassadors to conduct cafeteria taste tests for the purpose of creating awareness and greater consumption of local produce in RI school cafeterias.
RIHSC consistently and effectively engages with school leadership and district wellness committees to help school districts develop and implement strong school wellness policies.
move a thon
Move a Thon offers schools a turnkey fundraising option for a movement-based fundraiser as a healthy alternative to junk food fundraisers that have been relied on in the past. Replace cookie dough and candy fundraisers with fun, healthy physical activity!
recess rocks in ri
RRIRI is a partnership with Playworks New England and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI that delivers an in-depth, 12-hour professional development program for a school "recess team", including the principal, PE teacher and recess supervisors, designed to help schools create a safe, fun and healthy recess. Check out the Impact Map detailing the schools who have participated, and learn more about the program here.
power up pe pd
In this program, RIHSC coordinates relevant professional development workshops for
physical education teachers, using the evidence-based PowerUp PE content (originally developed by RI Public Health Institute) during scheduled district PD days.