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2021 Rhode to Wellness Challenge & Rhode Island World Diabetes Day

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This year RIWDD has 3 parts: a live Kick-Off, a 4-week healthy habit challenge, and a live half day event. Join us for one or all!

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2021 Rhode to Wellness Challenge Kick-off

Join us for a live virtual kick-off event on Wednesday, October 6, 12 to 1 pm with special guest, Dr. Judson Brewer, MD,PhD. Dr. Brewer will inspire you to create healthy habits and teach you how to set your own SMART goals!

2021 Rhode to Wellness Challenge

The challenge will run from Monday, October 11 to Sunday, November 7. You will be encouraged to set one or more SMART goals for yourself focused on building healthy habits. Each week you will receive an email with resources and guidance to help you on your journey. You can use this RIWDD Calendar to track your progress. You'll complete a brief, weekly, online survey to tell us how it's going for you. The more of our resources you use and the more surveys you complete, the more chances you have to win a prize!*

*Prizes include VISA and local business gift cards in varying amounts and will be presented at the 2021 Rhode Island World Diabetes Day event on November 13, 2021. You do not need to be in attendance to win.

2021 Rhode Island World Diabetes Day

Every year people across the globe celebrate World Diabetes Day (WDD). This year, we'll be celebrating right here in Rhode Island on Saturday, November 13 with our second-annual virtual RIWDD. There are many ways you can get involved and support this important day — and take steps toward a healthier you!

RIWDD will be a full morning of helpful, eye-opening, and inspirational online presentations, discussions, questions-and-answer sessions, and much more. You can join for the entire event, or choose the topics that most interest you.

This event will take place on Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to everyone who registers, or you can access the link on the EventBrite event page or at www.riwdd.org.

Schedule of Virtual Events:

  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM - Kickoff: Diabetes 2021, RIDOH leadership
  • 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM – Addressing Living With Diabetes , JC Aragone, Professional Tennis Player (in partnership with Novo Nordisk )
  • 9:50 AM – 10:20 AM – Know Your Diabetes by Heart , Lupe Barraza (in partnership with the American Diabetes Association )
  • 10:25 AM – 10:55 AM – Trivia Contest, hosted by Al Lewis; Quizzify
  • 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM – Cooking Demo, Jeanette Nessett, RDN, LDN; Lifespan Community Health Institute
  • 11:20 AM – 11:35 AM – Diabetes Prevention and Management Testimonials and Tips Video, Lifespan Community Health Institute
  • 11:35 AM – 11:45 AM – Rhode to Wellness 2021 Challenge Results, Jennifer Fine, RD, LDN, CDOE
  • 11:45 AM – 11:55 AM - Grace Diaz Blue Light Award Presentation, Representative Grace Diaz
  • 11:55 AM – 12:00 PM - Closing Remarks, Deborah Newell, RPh, CDOE, CVDOE and Megan Fallon-Sheridan, MS, RD; RIWDD Co-Chairs
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