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Healthy Eating & Active Living Resources During COVID-19

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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 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. 


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.


Healthy Eating

Stretch Your Dollar at Farmers Markets School Food Service
Out of School Time Food and Activity Guidelines (PDF)
Farmers Markets
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Winter Market
Food Resource Guide (PDF)
Healthy Lunch
Meal Compare
Healthy Market Program (PDF)
Local Harvest of the Month (PDF)

Let's Move Cambridge

Active Living

Physical Activity Guide for Kids (PDF)
A Guide to Cycling in Cambridge for Older Adults (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. 

Updated on March 16, 2020


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

Cambridge Mini-Grants

Updated Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Ten mini-grants will be awarded to projects that promote healthy eating and physical activity in Cambridge. 

2019 Awardees

May 24, 2019

Heathly eating and active living mini-grant winners announced. 



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