Rhode Island Advocates Take Action on Junk Food Marketing in Schools

In June 2018, the Governor of Rhode Island signed into law legislation to eliminate junk food advertising and marketing on school property with the goal of providing all children across the state with a healthier learning environment.

Using Data to Improve Physical Education in Rhode Island

For many in the non-profit world the work is deeply personal; change is fueled by a desire to help others. But the challenge is that while many policymakers may support the same cause, they also need data to justify their budget decisions. With the help of a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids, the American Heart Association (AHA) in Rhode Island has started to unlock the potential of marrying both the data and the story together to work for change.