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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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