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Consider the real benefits of slowing down your hectic mornings with a walk to school

This post is republished from the Coalition for Transportation Choices (CTC). The CTC calls for a 21st century transportation system that enhances our economy and provides all Rhode Islanders with healthy transportation choices. Grow Smart RI is a member of the Coalition. School has started and mornings are once again more rushed. It’s probably hard […]

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It’s not just the Air Quality Alert Days that are dangerous

As we head into yeat another Air Quality Alert Day in Rhode Island, let’s take a look at this posted by the Coalition for Transportation Choices last week. Some summer days in Rhode Island can literally take your breath away. Fine particulate pollution — which can aggravate breathing problems and increase a person’s susceptibility to […]

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ProJo Editorial: The obesity challenge

Photo (cc) Elizabeth/Table4Five An editorial in Friday’s Providence Journal looks at First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and the crisis of childhood obesity. Let’s Move seeks to reduce childhood obesity rates (about one in three children are considered obese today). These obesity rates contribute to a rise in illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, […]

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