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CAPPA’S TRACKSIDE KITCHEN IS FIRST IN MELROSE TO JOIN MASS IN MOTION HEALTHY DINING PROGRAM

  (Melrose, MA) July 11, 2013….Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is proud to announce that Cappa’s Trackside Kitchen, located at 1 Grove Street in Melrose, has joined the Healthy Dining Program. The Mass in Motion Healthy Dining Program is an initiative of the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield Health Departments and the Massachusetts Department of …

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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 …

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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 …

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Strawberry-Avocado Summer Salsa

In spite of the rain, the Sally Frank/Melrose Farmers Market held a successful healthy, in-season food demonstration on June 27, 2013! Melrose-Wakefield Hospital/Hallmark Health Systems‘ Executive Chef Peter Guiliano and Clinical Dietitian Emmie Burke made Strawberry Avocado Salsa.   Emmie came to the market at 1pm when it opened to pick up the strawberries and cilantro …

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Wakefield Sunoco is a Mass in Motion Healthy Market!

(Wakefield, MA) June 27, 2013….Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is proud to announce that Wakefield Sunoco is a Mass in Motion Healthy Market.  Melrose and Wakefield are participating in the Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program, an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program works with local convenience store …

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Healthy Kids Out of School–an amazing resource!

Are you ready to help kids Drink Right, Move Move and Snack Smart? Here’s what the Healthy Kids Hub can offer your program: Three simple principles for healthy habits in out-of-school time programs: Drink Water:  choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages Move More:  boost movement and physical activity in all programs Snack Smart:  fuel up …

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Wakefield 7-Eleven is now a Mass in Motion Healthy Market

  (Wakefield, MA) June 12, 2013….Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is proud to announce that Wakefield 7-Eleven is a Mass in Motion Healthy Market.  Melrose and Wakefield are participating in the Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program, an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program works with local convenience …

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Biking and Birding…it’s a thing!

Anyone see the summer North Shore magazine article?  Very interesting. Thought I would at least pass along the reliable online resources for biking and birding in our area: Biking www.nscyc.org www.massbike.org www.railstotrails.org Birding www.newburyportbirders.com www.essexheritage.org/birding www.massaudobon.org/Birds_and_Birding/birdstowatch