North Adams: Health initiative kick-off event slated Friday

Thursday November 15, 2012

The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition invites the public to the Mass in Motion kick-off event from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at MCLA’s Church Street Center, 172 Church St.

Cost is $10 which includes breakfast. To register, visit

Mass in Motion is an obesity prevention initiative funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health serving North Adams, Adams and Clarksburg. It is a five-year initiative that focuses on healthy eating and active living to lower the obesity rate and the risk factors of the chronic diseases that are caused by obesity.

The kick-off event will include guest speaker Mark Fenton, a national public health consultant and speaker. His presentation will touch upon evidence-based elements that support healthy and routine physical activity and nutrition.

For more information, contact Amanda Chilson at (413) 663-7588, ext. 16, or


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