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Cambridge in Motion


Cambridge in Motion aims to create an environment that makes it easier for residents and people who work in the city to eat healthy and be physically active. Cambridge in Motion is coordinated by the Cambridge Public Health Department and is part of the statewide Mass in Motion initiative.
 

About Mass in Motion

ACTIVITIES
Cambridge in Motion supports the city's public health, community development, and school departments in expanding existing initiatives and pilot new ones. Activities include: 

Healthy Eating

  • Increasing the number of convenience stores in Cambridge that offer and promote healthy foods and beverages. Learn more about the Cambridge Healthy Market Program.
  • Improving the nutritional quality of foods and beverages served in schools, including the addition of authentic ethnic dishes and promoting the use of tap water in schools.
  • Increasing access to farmers' markets for Cambridge residents, including low income residents.

Active Living

  • Increasing opportunities for physical activity in communities and workplaces by joining the Hubway bike share program.
  • Using a "Complete Streets" approach to create streets that work well for all modes of travel, including walking and bicycling. 

COMMUNITY COALITIONS

Cambridge in Motion works with several community coalitions to promote healthy eating and physical activity through policy and environmental approaches.

Food and Fitness Policy Council

The Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council was established in 2011 to make healthy foods and fitness opportunities available to more residents. The council supports the development of policies and practices that promote healthy eating and active living and is an integral part of Cambridge in Motion. 

Healthy Children Task Force

The Healthy Children Task Force (HCTF) is a Cambridge-based community coalition organized in 1990 to promote the health of children in Cambridge. The meetings are chaired by Dr. David Link, Chief of Pediatrics at the Cambridge Health Alliance and Mount Auburn Hospital, and Henrietta Davis, Mayor of Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE RESOURCES

Healthy Eating

School Food Service
Out of School Time Food and Activity Guidelines (PDF)
Farmers Markets
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Winter Market
Food Resource Guide (PDF) | black & white version (PDF)
CitySprouts
Healthy Lunch
Meal Compare
Healthy Market Program (PDF)
Local Harvest of the Month (PDF)

Active Living

Physical Activity Guide for Kids (PDF)
Let's Move Cambridge
City Smart
Hubway Bikeshare in Cambridge
Healthy Parks and Playgrounds
War Memorial Recreation Center

Cambridge in Motion is a Mass in Motion Initiative sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 



Last updated on July 29, 2015


INFO LINE

For more information about Cambridge in Motion, contact Josefine Wendel at 617-665-3765 or jwendel@challiance.org


FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Cambridge Mini-Grants

Deadline: March 18

Ten $500 mini-grants will be awarded to projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity in Cambridge. See guidelines and application, and Q&A

NEWS

Cafeteria Crusader

September 2015

Cambridge's own "Chef Vin" featured in EatingWell Magazine
for helping transform school
lunch. 

Mini-Grants Winners

May 12, 2015

Nutrition and fitnesss mini-grant winners announced.


Healthy Market Champion

April 15, 2014

Pires Market owner named Mass
in Motion's first Healthy Market Champion.


EVENTS

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market

Winter 2015

Buy locally grown fruits and vegetables, and locally-made products, at the Cambridge Community Center's Winter Farmers Market.