The Mass in Motion communities Amherst, Belchertown, Northampton and Williamsburg form Healthy Hampshire, a partnership of The Hampshire Council of Governments. Healthy Hampshire develops local policies that bridge the gap between the promotion of wellness as a concept and the on-the-ground reality of providing residents access to resources that encourage exercise and health eating. All four Healthy Hampshire communities are establishing or expanding a Safe Routes to School program, establishing a Healthy Neighborhood Market Committee to help store owners offer healthy food and drink options, and creating a plan to improve school nutrition in order to support the new MA nutrition regulations. In addition, Healthy Hampshire is working to incorporate a healthy development checklist into city plans, which would ensure that city planning take health into account when planning new developments.
Hampshire Education Collaborative
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.