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Category Archives: Mass in Motion

Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining Posted on May 1

Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health    Last Thursday, April 18th, I met up with a team of community health all-stars who have been paving the way for healthy living over the past decade.   …Continue Reading Shape Up Somerville: Modifying Mediterranean for Healthy Dining

Bike Week 2013: Submit your event! Posted on Apr 24

Bike Week 2013: Submit your event!

Posted by Price Armstrong Price is the Programs Director at MassBike         The month of May – Bike Month – is almost here. That means that Bay State Bike Week is just around the corner. We’ve already started getting events submitted for   …Continue Reading Bike Week 2013: Submit your event!

DPH Walks the Walk Posted on Apr 22

DPH Walks the Walk

      While we are working closely with Mass in Motion communities to make the healthy choice the easy choice and encouraging individuals to eat better and move more, we’re also issuing a challenge to our own staff.  Beginning April 26th, DPH will join   …Continue Reading DPH Walks the Walk

Martha’s Vineyard Harvest of the Month Program Posted on Apr 18

Martha’s Vineyard Harvest of the Month Program

    Martha’s Vineyard (MV) public school students who are chowing down on roasted potatoes with rosemary, purple and orange sweet potatoes and black bean salad may not know it, but they’re a part of a larger plan MV has to transform school lunches. The   …Continue Reading Martha’s Vineyard Harvest of the Month Program

Mass in Motion Action Institute: Building Healthier Communities Posted on Apr 11

Mass in Motion Action Institute: Building Healthier Communities

Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Consultant at the MA Department of Public Health      On Wednesday, April 3, dedicated leaders from state and municipal agencies and community organizations gathered at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, Mass., for the 2013   …Continue Reading Mass in Motion Action Institute: Building Healthier Communities

Get Inspired by the Boston Marathon! Posted on Apr 9

Get Inspired by the Boston Marathon!

  Posted by: Lynn Beattie – WIC Nutritionist         As we break free from the dreary winter weather, it’s time to get up, get out, and get physical! The warmer spring weather and approaching Boston Marathon make this a perfect time of year   …Continue Reading Get Inspired by the Boston Marathon!

Thumbs Up! Develop a Green Thumb in a Window Garden This Spring! Posted on Apr 2

Thumbs Up! Develop a Green Thumb in a Window Garden This Spring!

  Posted by: Julie Schaeffer   Many families with young children enjoy exploring herbs because of their pleasant and surprising tastes and smells. Herbs are easy to grow, too.  A window sill that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight makes a garden site.  If   …Continue Reading Thumbs Up! Develop a Green Thumb in a Window Garden This Spring!

Creating Positive Change in Revere Posted on Mar 25

Creating Positive Change in Revere

 Posted by John Jacob, a health communications writer and editor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health This week, DPH Interim Commissioner Dr. Lauren Smith visited our Mass in Motion partners Revere on the Move, a community coalition that’s working to make the seaside city of Revere a more   …Continue Reading Creating Positive Change in Revere

Add a Little Spice to Your Life! Posted on Mar 19

Add a Little Spice to Your Life!

  Posted by: Monica Reyes, WIC Nutritionist   Have you tried to be adventurous when it comes to preparing meals for your family?  Herbs and spices can help!  Studies have shown that the benefits of herbs and spices go far beyond aroma and taste.  Many   …Continue Reading Add a Little Spice to Your Life!

A Taste of New Bedford Posted on Mar 12

A Taste of New Bedford

    Last Thursday, we pulled up to the MDPH Southeast Regional Health Offices Building where two smiling faces came out to greet us. Mass in Motion New Bedford coordinator Pauline Hamel and Healthy Living Consultant Kim Ferreira then jumped into a car, told us   …Continue Reading A Taste of New Bedford