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October 2018 eNews 

Mexican Fiesta Party at Central Falls High School

What a treat to visit Central Falls High School and see this delicious food! And yes, it's SCHOOL LUNCH, courtesy of the Chartwells team -  District Manager Solange Morrissette, Regional Executive Chef Jared Becker, and Central Falls Food Service Director Ryan Hurley. Students, staff (including Central Falls superintendent Victor Capellan) and visitors alike enjoyed the feast, which included locally grown corn on the cob, both plain and chili lime, pork carnitas tacos, beef tacos, corn and pineapple salsa, and cilantro lime rice! Delicious, healthy meals that incorporate local foods are indeed possible.

North Providence High School was treated to the same fiesta the next day with FSD Donna Humphries....and it's on the menu again this month!

Nice job, Chartwells!


Another one in the books and the attendance was bigger than ever! It's so satisfying to see the numbers of people passionate about school wellness are increasing every year. We’re grateful to those who came and hopefully many will find the presentations, information and resources helpful.

If you joined us but haven't filled out the post-event survey, please help us out with your feedback! If you are looking for resources and more photos from the event, they are posted on our website. Keep up the good work this school year, and don't hesitate to call on us for assistance!

Recess Rocks in RI is looking for more schools!

Want to learn what 55 schools across RI already know?

This three-hour FREE professional development workshop for school staff is focused on the power of play and serves as a preview to the full Recess Rocks in RI training program.

Interested in learning strategies to improve recess at your school? Looking for tools and tips to increase play and physical activity in your program? Playshop will show you how!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Stadium Elementary
100 Crescent Ave, Cranston


Or visit our website for more information about RRIRI, including details about eligibility and application for the new February 2019 training cohort.

URI School Garden Conference 2018

8:30 A.M. – 4 P.M

Open to all, this one-day event is designed to benefit formal and non-formal educators, administrators, parents, community leaders, avid gardeners, and others seeking to learn more about the value of a school garden in fostering academic achievement in an engaging and memorable way.

Following a keynote address titled “Imagining School Gardens as Hubs for Family and Community Engagement,” sessions will offer practical tips for setting schools up for successful outdoor learning in the garden. A new lunchtime exhibitor fair will highlight a wide range of local resources for schools.


Free YOGA for educators from SHRI!


Hot Chocolate Milk grant opportunity for RI high schools

New England Dairy & Food Council is excited to announce a Fuel Up to Play 60 funding opportunity available from the Dairy Farm Families of Rhode Island to all Fuel Up to Play 60 high schools in RI.

High Schools can apply for our NEW Hot Chocolate Milk Promotion Kit and dispenser. Each grant recipient will also receive $.20 per enrolled student to cover costs associated with taste tests and program promotion. Funds are limited, and priority will be given to high schools looking to add Hot Chocolate Milk as an option with reimbursable meals. Funding will be awarded based on strength of plan, and potential impact.  

Applications can be found at Completed applications should be sent to by 11:59 PM on the day of the deadline. DEADLINE: October 31, 2018

Free Parent Workshop:
Talking Sex, Puberty and Relationships

Brown/Lifespan researchers looking for study participants


Grant opportunity: Shade your playground!

The American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure.

The deadline to submit your application is December 31, 2018. Winners will be announced in March 2019. 

Many thanks to our supporters:


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RI Healthy Schools Coalition connects the RI school community,
providing direct support for district school wellness work to create
and sustain healthy school environments for all children.

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