The 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:
- Metrowest Group (Framingham, Hudson, Marlborough)
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).
- Shape Up Somerville
- MetroWest Moves Healthy Dining
- Malden is Moving
- Mass in Motion
- Energize Everett
- Healthy Waltham