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Cambridge in Motion

Healthy Eating & Active Living Resources During COVID-19

Food Resource Flyers

Cambridge Food Resources Available During COVID-19 | Spanish | Haitian CreolePortuguese | Amharic | Mandarin

Tips for Cooking & Staying Active at Home During COVID-19

Easy and Flexible Recipes
Tips: Be Flexible with Ingredients
Food Pantry Staples for Meal Ideas
For Kids: Get Moving at Home!
Tips to Boost Your Immune System
Harvest of the Month Videos: Tomatoes, Peaches, Cucumbers, Strawberries

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

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 Markets 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


Cambridge in Motion partners with community organizations and colleagues in other city departments to promote healthy eating and physical activity through policy, systems 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 Eating

Stretch Your Dollar at Farmers Markets | Spanish | Haitian Creole | Arabic | Mandarin | Amharic | Portuguese
School Food Service
Farmers Markets
Healthy Market Program (PDF)
Guide to Healthier Snacking
SNAP Retailers by Neighborhood (Alphabetical)

Active Living

A Guide to Cycling in Cambridge for Older Adults (PDF)
City Smart
Bluebikes 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. 

Updated on March 16, 2020


For more information about Cambridge in Motion, contact Dawn Olcott at 617-665-3809 or dolcott@challiance.org


Now Accepting Applications for 2021 Cambridge in Motion Mini-Grants!

February 22, 2021

The Cambridge Public Health Department, through its Cambridge in Motion initiative, will award up to eight $1,000 mini-grants to support community projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity in Cambridge. Applications are due March, 29.

Application Guidelines

Mini-Grant Application

2020 Mini-Grant Awardees

July 7, 2020

Healthy eating and active living mini-grant winners announced.



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