The Lynn Public Health Division in 2011 convened a group of nonprofit leaders, city officials, and community members in order to address the impacts of food insecurity and diet-related disease throughout the City, creating the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance.
In 2012, the Department received a Mass in Motion grant from MA Department of Public Health, funded in part by North Shore Medical Center and Partners HealthCare. The goal is to devote more resources towards policies and initiatives to create a more equitable food system. 27 community programs covering 60 cities and towns throughout the state now work with Mass in Motion grants, creating positive changes to communities and making it possible for people to eat better, move more, and live healthier lives.
Over the past five years, the Lynn Food and Fitness Alliance has worked with city and community partners to pass and implement policies relating to Complete Streets, community gardens, and more!