Kumar Awarded for Shape-Up RI Initiative

10/9/09: Brown medical student Rajiv Kumar was one of 10 Americans named a Community Health Leader by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for founding Shape Up Rhode Island, a fitness program.

As described on its website, Shape Up RI “is a statewide exercise and weight loss challenge founded… on the belief that the solution to healthy living lies in the power of teamwork and peer support. This annual health campaign encourages Rhode Islanders to pursue healthy lifestyles through increased physical activity and better nutrition. Participants compete on teams and track their weight, exercise hours, and/or pedometer steps…”