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
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
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
Posted by Lauren Robinson Lauren works with the Safe Routes to School program of the MA Department of Transportation MassDOT's Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program is partnering with Saris Cycling Group, a manufacturer of bicycle racks and cycling training products, to launch …Continue Reading MA SRTS & Saris Cycling Group Team Up for National 5th Grade Bike Poster Contest!
Posted by Samantha Noderer Samantha is a Health Communication Intern at the MA Department of Public Health Picture this. You’re on the go, you’re really short on cash, and you’re hungry. The closest, quickest, and cheapest option is your local convenience store. You …Continue Reading A Healthy Convenience Store? Energize Everett Makes it a Reality
I can remember the first time my cousin told me about spaghetti squash. “It’s so easy to make and its just like eating spaghetti!!” she said. “Sort of!” she added. It only took me 3 years to take her advice on cooking one, and I …Continue Reading Spotlight on: Spaghetti Squash
Sometimes natural resources for physical activity and recreation are sitting idle in your own backyard – just waiting for a path to be cleared so you can access it! This was the case for Cook Pond; resting with a 3 mile circumference in the South End of Fall River, MA. Until recently, it had been a hidden gem completely surrounded by an old Mill building, housing, high rises, and Henry Lord Middle School.
Today's post comes from a guest blogger in Franklin, Ma. Kelly Sabini is a member of the Franklin Community Garden, one of many initiatives of Mass in Motion: Healthy Futures Franklin. Franklin's very first community garden, the King Street Memorial Community Garden, is located at …Continue Reading Growing as I Garden: A Franklin Community Garden Story
Posted by Alison T. Brill, MPH, Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Have you ever experienced that “helper’s high” after helping someone out or doing a good deed? You know, that feeling similar to a great workout or a long hug? I sure …Continue Reading Volunteering: Good for the Community and the Soul
If you’re living on the south shore near Weymouth, you may already know about Olympic Pizza. If you don’t, then add it to this weekend’s to-do list. The menu is full of the all the usual staples you’d expect: Greek-style pizza, fries, mozzarella …Continue Reading A pizza joint shows us the “Healthy Wey” to eat