Mass in Motion
Mass in Motion is a statewide movement that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living in the places we live, learn, work, and play. The Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership program, is an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to help lower the risk of chronic disease by making healthy food and an active lifestyle more accessible in communities. The program works to change the way communities do business by helping to shape policies and practices to create environments that:
Increase access to local fresh foods through farmers markets and community gardens, including working with food retailers to offer healthy, affordable food and drink options.
Build and expand open spaces, parks, playgrounds and other places to be active.
Create safe opportunities to be physically active such as sidewalk improvements, bike lanes and walkable paths.
Randolph Mass in Motion
Randolph is part of a four-city collaborative with Quincy, Weymouth and Milton funded by a four year grant. We are working with Baystate Community Health Services , a community services agency whose mission is to foster individual, family, and community empowerment through a culturally competent continuum of social, behavioral health, substance use recovery, prevention and rehabilitative justice programs. The Randolph Mass in Motion Coordinator operates under the guidance of the Planning Department working collaboratively with all town departments and a diverse network of partners to research, develop and implement policies and practices to create environments that support healthy living.
Year 1 Goals
What Does This Mean For You?
Mass in Motion is for Randolph by Randolph. You can guide the program in a number of ways:
- Answer polls and surveys so that your opinions are known
- Participate in sponsored activities and programs