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Rhode Island Lobby Day a Success


You’re the Cure advocates from across the Ocean State descended on the RI State House on May 4th for the American Heart Association’s Lobby Day. Their message to lawmakers: cast a vote for children’s health!    

Advocates spoke with legislators about two important proposals:        

  • The first bill would update Rhode Island’s school nutrition standards to ensure that Rhode Island meets – and continues to exceed – new federal guidelines for snacks and beverages sold in schools. 
  • The second bill would ensure that only healthy foods and beverages are advertised and marketed to children on school property. 

Both bills have been approved by the Senate and await a vote in the House.  For more information click here: (Please visit the site to view this file)

Many thanks to our amazing Lobby Day Team: Dr. Steven Fera, John Potvin, Laurie Stephenson, Miriam Plitt, Nancy Blasdell, Lisa Deck, Kathy Harrington, Dina Mihos, Karin Wetherill, Kelly Swanson, Michelle Karn, Amanda Komorek, Christa Danilowicz, Andrea Larocque, Bill Thompsen and David Day.

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