Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Franklin to participate in Mass in Motion Healthy Dining Program

Healthy Futures Franklin

Healthy Futures Franklin is proud to announce its participation in the Mass in Motion Healthy Dining Program, an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Restaurant foods tend to be higher in calories, fat and sodium, and portions are bigger than food prepared at home. But more and more customers are looking for healthier options while dining out. The Mass in Motion Healthy Dining Program works with local restaurants to make healthy food and drink options available to customers. By offering healthy entrees and side dishes, local restaurants are making it easier for Franklin’s customers to make healthy choices.

Mass In Motion
Healthy Futures Franklin will work with local restaurant owners to help them promote smaller portions, fruit and vegetable substitutions, and healthier drink options. Restaurants simply feature healthy menu items they may already offer or make small changes to make existing items healthier. By making these small changes Healthy Dining restaurants can receive free publicity in the community and across the state, increase sales, and attract new customers.

If you are interested in becoming part of the Healthy Dining Program in Franklin, contact Marissa Garofano, Director of Community Wellness at the Hockomock Area YMCA at 774.235. 2737 or

About Healthy Futures Franklin, a Program of the Town of Franklin and the Hockomock Area YMCA
Healthy Futures Franklin, a Mass in Motion initiative, works locally to increase opportunities for Franklin residents to eat better and move more in the places they live, learn, work, and play. Franklin is among 52 cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth that are part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program. Healthy Futures Franklin is working to support the implementation of Complete Street Policies, Safe Routes to School, Community Gardens, Safe Areas to Play and Be Active, and improving school nutrition initiatives that will make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents of Franklin.

About The Hockomock Area YMCA
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. At the Y, strengthening community is its cause. Every day, the Y works side-by-side with its neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn and grow. For more information about the Hockomock Area YMCA, please visit

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