Mass in Motion Blog

August is Massachusetts Breastfeeding Month!

  Here is what is going on in Melrose and Wakefield: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided a grant to six communities in Massachusetts in order to provide breastfeeding support to mothers after discharge from the hospital.   The grant was provided to the North Suburban Team which includes Hallmark Health Systems, Mass in… Read More

8 Healthy Summer Snack Ideas

  Now that kids are out of school for the summer, engage them in snack and meal preparation. Listed below are some simple recipes your children will enjoy. Happy Summer! Fruit Kebobs:  Use 3 wooden skewers to thread 1 cup grapes, 12 cut strawberries & 1 cup cubed melon of choice to a fruit kebob!… Read More

Sample of A List “Acceptable” Vending Items and Snacks

  Here’s a snapshot of some of the John Stalker Institute approved vending items and snacks.  Many of these you can find at the grocery store so refer to this next time you are shopping: Chips, Pretzels and Popcorn Baked Lay’s Potato Chips Cheetos Fantastix! Doritos Reduced Fat Tortilla Chips Rold Gold Heartzels Pretzels Smart Food… Read More

Bike safety videos

Here is a great resource for bicycle safety. Educational videos for riding in traffic or with pedestrians, clothing, helmets, etc. http://bikeleague.org/content/watch-video Thank you for sharing, Chris Bosley!

Healthy Markets and Healthy Dining eateries

Although we are not actively working on either the Healthy Market Program or the Healthy Dining Program, these businesses have pledged to continue to provide healthy options for Melrose & Wakefield families.   Melrose Shell, 860 Main Street, Melrose 7-Eleven, 193 Albion Street, Wakefield Common Market, 301 East Foster Street, Melrose West Wyoming Market, 49 West… Read More