The Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division provides information and resources about nutrition and access to healthy food for better health and well-being. Take advantage of the information below to learn more about our efforts to combat chronic disease through local campaigns and community resources.
Food Access and Community Resources
We partner with the Office of Food Access to help Boston residents find community resources that provide good, nutritious, low-cost food in their neighborhoods. Learn about local farmers markets and healthy incentives for buying fresh fruits at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets and CSA farm shares.
Nutrition Education: Healthy Boston Speakers Series
The purpose of the Healthy Boston Speakers Series (HBSS) is to offer health education presentations that community organizations, partners, and internal programs can request.
HBSS currently has presentations on healthy eating and dietary guidelines. We will soon offer presentations on sugar sweetened beverages, reducing salt intake, and chronic disease management. We hope to grow the topics of presentations offered and to expand access by offering presentations in multiple languages.
Healthy Boston Speakers Series- Presentation Descriptions:
- Make Every Bite Count: An Overview of the Dietary Guidelines: An overview of the National Dietary Guidelines for each age groups starting from birth to 65+. Learn about dietary recommendations and how to apply them to your daily life.
- Healthy Eating 101: Learn the basics about the five food groups and how to build a healthy, balanced plate.
Click here to request a presentation