2007 -- H 5900
A N A C T
RELATING TO EDUCATION - CURRICULUM
Introduced By: Representatives Dennigan, Shanley, Rose, Church, and McManus
Date Introduced: March 01, 2007
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 16-22 of the General Laws entitled "Curriculum" is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following section:
16-22-4.1. Rhode Island healthy weight pilot program established. - - (a) The state
shall establish pilot programs in communities of the several cities and towns to encourage and
promote healthy weight and weight management in children. These programs shall incorporate a
combination of exercise and nutrition plans that may include, but shall not be limited to, physical
exercise, including walking and jogging, as well as information on healthy food choices.
(b) Funding for these pilot programs shall be acquired from federal grants and related
funds allocated to the state for purposes of combating obesity, and through such additional
sources as the legislature shall deem appropriate.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.