2012 in Review

What a busy year for the Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield Team

Thank you to all that helped make the following accomplishments happen…and many more to come!


Eat Better!

Increase accessibility, availability, affordability of healthful foods in communities:

  • Melrose Public Schools Food Service implemented the MA School Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods and Beverages—offering nourishing food and beverage choices for all students.
  • Market money systems were established in both Melrose & Wakefield Farmers Markets (credit, debit, snap/ebt accepted). Sally Frank/Melrose had a very successful season at Cedar Park location. Wakefield is #1 MA Farmers Market in 2012!
  • Healthy Corner Store Project Team is underway to increase healthy grab and go options for residents.  (Winter 2012-2013)

Move More!

Increase opportunities for physical activity:

  • Celebrated state (May 2012) and international (Oct 2012) Walk & Ride to School Days.  10 of 11 elementary and middle schools are now Safe Routes to School partners!
  • Walking route maps were created and distributed.
  • Eighteen bike racks were installed.
  • Celebrated first ever Melrose in Motion and Wakefield in Motion months in October 2012.  Over 50 partners collaborated to offer over 50 free events for community members!
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee formed.

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