Franklin, a Mass in Motion community, has been working towards creating a healthier town since 2009. With a focus on youth wellness, collaborative stakeholders engage children and their families in an effort to raise awareness around the benefits of being active and eating healthy. In identifying and providing resources to communities, Healthy Futures Franklin develops effective programs, services, and activities that are available to all children and families. Franklin has also created a large, well-known community garden shared by many residents in the town, and will be working with local convenience stores to offer healthier options as part of the Mass in Motion Healthy Markets Program.
Marissa L. Garofano
Hockomock Area YMCA
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.