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REACH Coalition Meeting | May 4

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The REACH Coalition invites you to their monthly meeting! See agenda below.


When: Monday, May 4th


Where: Grove Hall Community Center

51 Geneva Ave, Dorchester

For more info: email


Item #1: Grocery Store Initiative Update
The Grocery Store Initiative is an opportunity for coalition members to be active in promoting healthy beverages through the Rethink Your Drink campaign. The REACH Coalition Health Champion teams will provide updates on five area grocery stores they are engaging.

Item #2: Parks Count Update 
Learn where the Parks Count process is taking us! On September 6, 2014, the Boston Public Health Commission, community stakeholders and over 300 volunteers came together for the City of Boston's first Parks Count. Parks Count tracked park usage to better understand who is using Boston's parks, what features the parks are being used for, and establish measures for new community programs and health initiatives.

Item #3: Physical Activity in Boston!
Hear from the Boston Public Health Commission and learn about the Summer Fitness Series, Playways and Fit Kits. These great resources are available to community members and residents to make your summer more active!

Item #4: Motivation and Exercise!
We will lead a group discussion about overcoming barriers to lead an active lifestyle. Learn about tips and tricks to incorporate movement throughout the day. We will discuss SMART goals, motivation and will end with movement exercises you can use at home or on the go!



REACH Coalition Meeting | April 6

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Join the Reach Coalition next Monday for their monthly meeting! Dinner will be served and the meeting will be open to the public! See agenda below:

Quick update – Grocery Store Initiative
The REACH steering committee will provide an update on the Grocery Store Initiative training (3/24) and any opportunities to still join a BPHC Health Champion Team.
Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center
Harvard School of Public Health Prevention Research Center will provide updates on the out-of-school initiative as well as the healthy beverage and sodium reduction work. Facilitators: Dr. Steve Gortmaker- Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology, Director, Harvard Prevention Research Center, Dr. Angie Cradock - Deputy Director, Harvard Prevention Research Center, Dr. Bekka Lee - Research Manager, Harvard Prevention Research Center
Nutrition and Cooking Demonstration – Portion Control and Sodium Reduction for Meals on a Budget 
Boston Public Health Commission Chronic Disease Prevention staff will lead a discussion on healthy eating habits including portion control, sodium reduction, and meals on a budget.Facilitator: Elisa Rodrigues.
Make Your Own Healthy Dressing!
To end the night on a fun note, we will be split up into teams and create healthy low sodium salad dressings to take home to family and friends. Creativity encouraged! 


When:  Monday, April 6th


Where:  Grove Hall Community Center

51 Geneva Ave. Boston

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