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How can I use this resource to help my family eat better, be more active and stay healthy?

This website is designed to help you keep your family healthy within the state of Rhode Island. It has resources on where to buy healthy foods, how to prepare them and how to afford them. It also has links to help you find activity programs and safe play spaces in your community as well as across the state. Finally, the website includes links to resources to help keep your family healthy, such as links to pediatricians across the state, mental health providers and resources for necessities.

Where can I buy healthy foods?

Our Map of Health & Nutrition Resources in Rhode Island lists grocery stores, farmer’s markets, small markets that sell fresh produce

Go to the map

How do I learn to prepare healthy, low-cost foods?

Videos from the Rhode Island Food Bank:

Watch the videos

URI SNAP-Ed Nutrition YouTube Page:

Watch the videos

How can I afford to provide healthy food to my family?

Tips for eating healthy on a budget, RI Food Bank’s Map of Food Pantries, SNAP program sign-up and RIDE free school meals program, Summer Food Service Program site

Find out more

Where can I take my child to be physically active?

Our map includes playgrounds, public parks, beaches, walking trails, etc as well as establishments that offer sports and recreation programming (i.e. Parks & Rec departments, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Club, area-specific organized sports leagues (AYSO, Junior Football, basketball program in Woonsocket)

Go to the map

How can I engage my child in unstructured physical activity without spending money?

There are fun and free activities that you and your family can take advantage of throughout Rhode Island:

Find out about the activities

What physical activity/sports programs are available in my community?

Tips for how to identify age-specific programming for your child:

Central Falls Family Resources

Providence Family Resources

Find a pediatrician

A map of pediatrician offices in Rhode Island

Find a pediatrician

Find an obstetrician

A map of obstetrician offices in Rhode Island

Find an obstetrician

Find mental health support

KidsLink is a 24 hours phone service (855-543-5465) that connects parents/caregivers with resources to help if your child has: excessive worries or sadness; is lashing out at siblings, friends or adults; behavior problems at school; severe worries; hurting him/herself or others.

Visit KidsLink

The Providence Center is a community organization providing treatment for emotional concerns, psychiatric illnesses, and addiction for children, teens, and adults.

Visit The Providence Center

Thundermist Health Center is a community health center serving Woonsocket, West Warwick, and South County. They have general health and behavioral health services.

Thundermist Health Center

Community Care Alliance has many programs to help families, including behavioral health, helping to meet basic needs, and improving employment outcomes.

Visit Community Care Alliance

Find resources to help with basic family needs

Community Care Alliance has many programs to help families, including behavioral health, helping to meet basic needs, and improving employment outcomes.

Visit Community Care Alliance

Connecting for Children and Families (CCF) is based in Woonsocket and works to provide early education, supportive services for school, and family support (e.g., help meeting basic needs requests).

Visit Connecting for Children and Families

Progreso Latino is a community organization based in Central Falls that helps Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities through a number of programs. These include adult education, a wellness center, a food pantry, and youth programs.

Visit Progreso Latino

Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley works to provide safe affordable housing options throughout Northern Rhode Island.

Visit Neighborworks

American Academy of Pediatrics Information

Free PDF Handouts

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