Massachusetts Public Health Association

Category: Access to Healthy Food


Press Release: Massachusetts Public Health Association Applauds Inclusion of Food Access Funding in Governor’s Capital Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2017 Contact: Maddie Ribble, Massachusetts Public Health Association, 617-697-2107 Massachusetts Public Health Association Applauds Inclusion of Food Access Funding in Governor’s Capital Plan Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Public Health Association applauds Governor Baker for…

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2.8 Million Residents Lack Adequate Access to Healthy Food, Endure Economic Burden

MPHA recently released new data which reveals that lack of available grocery stores impacts 2.8 million residents in Massachusetts, including more than 700,000 children and 523,000 seniors. This lack of grocery access has the greatest effect in small rural towns and…

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Action Alert! Help Protect Mass in Motion

On April 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released their proposal for the FY18 state budget without funding to maintain Mass in Motion in line item 4513-1111.  Representative Cariddi will file an amendment to the budget which would…

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Action Alert! Advocate for Healthy Food Access in the State Budget

On April 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee released their proposal for the FY18 state budget without funding for two important issues that address healthy food access and affordability: the Massachusetts Food Trust and the SNAP Gap….

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The Fight for Healthy Affordable Food

March is National Nutrition Month, an opportunity to highlight the critical role of nutrition in good health. While access to healthy foods is essential for optimal health, many people in Massachusetts suffer from food insecurity, meaning they regularly struggle to have…

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Action you can take now for health equity!

Last week, state legislators filed more than 5,700 bills that will be considered over the next two weeks. Now is a critical time here in Massachusetts to take action!  You have the chance to help MPHA promote policies that will reduce disparities and…

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Massachusetts Food Policy Council Lists the Massachusetts Food Trust as a Priority in Letter to the Governor

On November 21, 2016 the Commissioner of Agricultural Resources submitted a list of priorities to Governor Baker on behalf of the Massachusetts Food Policy Council.  As one of the founders of the Massachusetts Food Policy Council, and a committee member for the…

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Worcester Regional Food Hub’s Kitchen Incubator is Open

Worcester Regional Food Hub‘s incubator kitchen opened earlier this summer. The Commercial Kitchen Incubator provides licensed commercial kitchen facilities, culinary training, and planning assistance to support the development of food businesses by farmers, caterers, and other food entrepreneurs looking to…

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MPHA Coalition and Field Director Kristina St. Cyr Engages Youth Leaders for Social Justice

Coalition and Field Organizer Kristina St. Cyr recently visited with The Food Project’s Root Crew, a group of youth leaders who are given opportunities to lead community dialogue around food system change and social justice. Kristina engaged Root Crew members in…

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On the Move: $6 Million for the Food Trust

Last night, the House approved an Economic Development bill which includes $6 million in capital dollars for the Massachusetts Food Trust! The action comes after nearly 4 years of intensive advocacy and organizing by MPHA, members of the Act FRESH Campaign,…

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