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Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee…oh yes we did!

After twenty years, the City of Melrose recently re-established the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee. The Committee, with support from Mayor Dolan, will be working throughout Melrose to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists in the City and promote walking and bicycling as a means of transportation.  Beginning in Spring 2013 the Committee will be …

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Did you know many Melrose & Wakefield convenience stores have healthy options inside?

It’s true!  Recently, we have been stopping by and chatting with our local corner and convenience store owners and managers.  Many stores are selling (or thinking about selling) healthy items like nuts, dried fruits, bananas, 100% juices etc.  Not just chips and soda!! Melrose and Wakefield community members are demanding healthy options and this Mass in …

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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 …

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Swap this for that! Lunch edition

Thank you TuftsHealthPlan.com Nearly 70% of working Americans buy their lunch instead of brown-bagging it.  Problem is, 96% of entrees at popular chain restaurants exceed the USDA’s limits for calories, sodium, and saturated fat, reports the journal Public Health Nutrition.  Making simple ingredient swaps can have a tremendous impact on the quality of your meal …

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It’s the Holiday Season!?! 2 tips to keep stress levels down

City of Melrose HR sent this November Wellness Newsletter link along.  Worth glancing over! With the Holiday Season approaching the times of joy and celebration can bring some stress and hectic moments in our lives. This is when it is most important that all of us practice self-preservation skills. The link below is a monthly …

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