Paving The Way To Wellness For The Next Generation...

The Picture of Children’s Health was founded by Joy Feldman in 2013. Below, Joy shares her story that led her to the creation of this organization that empowers and educates children to make lifelong healthy lifestyle choices and achieves optimal health.


In March of 2013 over 75,000 students at more than 200 schools, libraries, youth programs and health centers throughout the state of Rhode Island participated in an All State Event- An Act of Solidarity for Children's Health. As part of this statewide act of support, Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? was read, a book that literally teaches children they are what they eat. Guest readers included Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, Director of the Rhode Island Dept. of Health Dr. Fine, eight mayors, media professionals, event sponsor representatives, parents, and others. Nine corporate sponsors provided support, including books, educational materials, guest readers, and healthy snacks. An interactive website,, allowed children access to a wide array of information about food, the book, the characters in the book, and activities. Teachers were provided free, download-able curriculum guides as well as many classroom activity suggestions. The end result was overwhelming as was the demand for a deeper, more comprehensive effort on children’s health. To meet the demand, this non-profit entitled The Picture of Children’s Health was founded.


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Joy Feldman, NC, J.D.
President of JHF Nutritional Consulting; Founder of The Picture of Children's Health


Emmanouil Apostolidis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Food Science at Framingham State University


Chris Ausura

Food System and Nutrition Coordinator, Rhode Island Department of Health


Michael Feldman, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist


Jessica Hay MSN, CPNP-AC

Pediatrics Bradley Hospital


Erine McDonnell

USI Insurance Services, Account Manager/Wellness Consultant


Linda Silva, M. Ed.

School-Based Coordinator at Scituate High School, Retired business educator;
adjunct professor at NEIT


Chris Der Vartanian

Navigant Credit Union, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer



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