Shape Up Somerville
Shape Up Somerville is a city wide campaign to increase daily physical activity and healthy eating through programming, physical infrastructure improvements, and policy work. The campaign targets all segments of our community, including schools, city government, civic organizations, community groups, businesses, and other people who live, work, and play in Somerville.
This effort began as a community based research study at Tufts University targeting 1st through 3rd graders in the Somerville Public Schools. Today we are working on active and healthy living programs supported by the Health Department and a Taskforce that is a collaboration of over 15 initiatives and hundreds of stakeholders involved in working on various interventions across the city, such as:
Data Murals Depicting Our Work
Engagement with Vulnerable Populations
Extension of the Community Path
Farmers markets/Mobile Markets () and community/school gardens
Green Line Subway Extension
Monthly community celebrations of Walk/Ride Days
School Food Service Improvements
Structured Physical Activity Throughout the School Day
Urban Agriculture Connections
Safe Routes to School
Walkable and Bikeable Streets and Neighborhoods
to see more information about the original study.