By Cindy Tenner
WooFood Joins the Efforts of Mass in Motion at the 2014 Mass in Motion Institute
What is Mass in Motion?
Launched in 2009 by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), Mass in Motion (MiM) is a statewide obesity prevention initiative that stresses the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. The Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Grant Program is designed to build capacity at the municipal level to create a sustained approach for active living and healthy eating.
Municipalities have been funded to plan, assess, initiate, and/or expand the implementation of evidence-based policy, systems, and/or environmental approaches that support healthy eating and active living including: Healthy Dining, Healthy Markets, Joint Use Agreements, Park Improvements, Healthy Community Design, Safe Routes to School, Healthy Vending, Healthy Offerings in Food Pantries.
What will be happening at the 2014 Mass in Motion Institute?
The 2014 Action Institute statewide conference brings together Mass in Motion communities and those interested in the work of Mass in Motion to listen, learn, participate, and share best practices to initiate or expand policy, systems, and environmental approaches that support healthy eating and active living.
Goals of the Action Institute 2014
- Foster leadership skills development to advance community collaboration
- Increase regional and statewide networking
- Increase awareness of Mass in Motion strategies and successes taking place through peer-to-peer learning
When is it? Where is it? Who will be there?
The event is on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester. For more information about agenda and registration please go to Mass in Motion Action Institute.
Approximately 300 attendees representing various sectors including the MA Department of Public Health, private funding partners, regional planning councils, city/town planners, municipal leaders, schools, health boards, biking community, restaurant community, residents, and Mass in Motion coordinators will be there.
If you go, look for the WooFood table and banner. We will be there sharing some tips about portion control and letting you know about healthful eating when dining out at WooFood certified restaurants that offer many delicious options for your dining pleasure!