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. This initiative is funded by a federal Community Transformation Grant to Middlesex County. Cambridge in Motion is coordinated by the Cambridge Public Health Department and is part of the statewide Mass in Motion initiative.
Cambridge in Motion supports the city's public health, community development, and school departments in expanding existing initiatives and pilot new ones. Activities include:
Increasing the number of convenience stores in Cambridge that offer and promote healthy foods and beverages.
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.
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.
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.
School Food Service
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Food Pantry Resource Guide (PDF) | B&W version (PDF)
Let's Move Cambridge
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 March 25, 2013
For more information about Cambridge in Motion, contact Josefine Wendel at 617-665-3765 or email@example.com.
Cambridge Mini Grants
Thank you to everyone who submitted an application. Funding announcements will be made in early May.
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