Kids First
Non Profit Organization
5 Richmond Square
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-751-4503
Fax: 401-421-0248

Dorothy Hebert Executive Director
Patricia Diminico - Office Manager
Karin Wetherill - Nutrition Expo & Mini Expos
Sandra Sepe - Nutrition Expo, Exhibitors
Marc DeMarchena - Nutrition Expo, Event Coordinator

Food & Fitness Expo

Established in 1992, Kids First and its partner, the RI Team Nutrition Training Institute, are dedicated to their mission of safeguarding the nutritional and physical well-being of Rhode Island's children. Among their many programs is the Food & Fitness Expo held yearly at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The Expo gives people the opportunity to learn how to eat healthier and become more active. The Expo provides a great way for children and families to see a diverse range of dance along with gaining an understanding of the health benefits of an active lifestyle and the knowledge that dance is a wonderful component of that lifestyle.
In February 2003, Kids First held their third Food & Fitness Expo featuring over 146 organizations and attended by 7,000 children and their family members. Dance schools and organizations were invited to participate thru performance and as exhibitors. Louis Moniz ,President of Dance Alliance, reports that the dance performances were enthusiastically attended.

Performers at the 2003 Expo included, American Heart Assoc. Lincoln Lions Jump Rope Team, Aura Martial Arts & Wellness, Bayside Tap Company, Chance to Dance, Chartwells Pyramid Pete & Friends, Community Music Works, Dance Alliance of RI, Dancing with Jonie D'Marco, Derderian Academy of Martial Arts, Equilibrium Body Balancing Studio, John Hope Steppers, Rhode Island Fencing Academy, Rhode Island Shriner's Clown Unit, Rita Beaulieu Dance & Gymnastics, USA Karate, Y on Wheels Crew, YMCA of Greater Providence

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