Healthy Dining


Background

healthy dining logoThe Healthy Dining project was started through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion (MiM) initiative. It sets standards and guidelines for healthy dining restaurants in communities, increasing access to affordable, healthy foods for residents. MAPC is advancing this project in several communities in Middlesex County as part of the Middlesex County Community Transformation Grant (CTG).

Communities in Middlesex county that are implementing the Healthy Dining project include:

  • Everett
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • Melrose/Wakefield
  • Metrowest Group (Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough)
  • Somerville
  • Waltham

MAPC’s role

MAPC is facilitating the implementation of the Healthy Dining initiative through helping to establish a coordinating committee with representation from programs in each participating municipality that will oversee the implementation and expansion of the initiative as well as providing training and technical assistance to communities on specific areas such as outreach and engagement. A searchable database of participating healthy restaurants is included in the MAPC’s Our Healthy Mass data portal (beta version).

Resources

Questions?

For more information about the Healthy Dining program, contact Public Health Planner Lola Omolodun at lomolodun@mapc.org or call 617-451-2770, ext. 2031