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Food and Fitness Policy Council

The Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council catalyzes action around policies, systems, and practices that make smart food choices and fitness options available to more people in their daily lives, especially low-income and immigrant residents. The council also serves in an advisory capacity to city departments on matters related to food and fitness policy issues.

Current Projects

The Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council is actively working on a number of policy and program initiatives, in collaboration with city departments, community organizations, and municipal campaigns like Cambridge in Motion.

Urban Agriculture
We are developing a city policy that would create opportunities for residents and businesses to engage in a variety of urban agriculture practices.

We support local stores and restaurants in making healthy, affordable food and beverages available to customers.

We promote year-round farmers markets and make local foods more affordable to low-income residents through the Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition.

Who We Are

Facilitated by Cambridge Public Health Department staff, the 18-member council includes representatives from the city’s public health, human services, community development, and school departments; community organizations; and residents.


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Our Funders

The City of Cambridge provides generous in-kind support, encouragement, and the willingness to create a healthy food and fitness environment for all residents.

The Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council is funded in part by the Mass in Motion initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Updated December 3, 2021



For more information:

Dawn Olcott

Brad Pillen


Evaluation Report

January 2016

The Cambridge Food and Fitness Policy Council releases its first evaluation and recommendations report.

Bright Idea Award

April 16, 2015


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