With a focus on improving access to healthy foods and creating opportunities for children, youth and adults to be more active, Barnstable County is making strides towards creating a healthy place for people to live as a Mass in Motion community. Housed within the county’s Department of Human Services, Barnstable County Mass in Motion has committed to work on improving school nutrition and expanding safe routes to schools, working primarily with the Town of Barnstable School District at present. Barnstable County is also working to increase use of the wide network of pathways and bikeways by residents. They are also increasing the availability of healthy foods in food pantries and promoting increased use of these foods by pantry clients when preparing snacks and meals.

Website: www.bchumanservices.net/mass-in-motion

Vaira Harik
Barnstable County Department of Human Services

This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.