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Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program

Learn about the Mass in Motion community program

Mass in Motion is a statewide movement to prevent obesity in Massachusetts by increasing opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the places we live, learn, work, and play. Mass in Motion’s Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program is made up of 27 programs representing 60 cities and towns from around the Commonwealth that are working to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Mass in Motion communities work locally to make healthier choices easier for everyone by:

  • Increasing access to local fresh foods through farmers markets and community gardens, and working with food retailers to offer healthy, affordable food and drink options
  • Building and expanding open spaces, safer parks, playgrounds and other places to be active
  • Creating safe neighborhoods with new sidewalks, bike lanes, walkable paths that make roads safe for all users

Community strategies

  • Active Design Standards
  • Active Transportation Planning
  • Age-Friendly Communities
  • Community (Joint) Use Agreements
  • Complete Streets
  • Corner Stores
  • Food Zoning
  • Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)
  • Municipal Food Planning
  • Park and Open Space Planning
  • Placemaking
  • Safe Routes to School

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Search for the program in a community near you:

Adams Hawley Orange
Amherst Heath Palmer
Ashfield Holyoke Pittsfield
Belchertown Hudson Revere
Bernardston Lawrence Rockport
Buckland Lee Rowe
Cambridge Lenox Roxbury
Charlemont Leverett Salem
Chelsea Leyden Shelburne
Clarksburg Lowell Shutesbury
Colrain Malden Springfield
Conway Manchester-by-the-Sea Stockbridge
Deerfield Malborough Sunderland
Dorchester Medford Taunton
Erving Melrose Wakefield
Essex Monroe Warwick
Everett Montague Wendell
Fall River New Bedford West Springfield
Fitchburg New Salem Weymouth
Framingham North Adams Whately
Gill Northampton Williamsburg
Gloucester Northborough Worcester
Great Barrington Northfield  

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