NFL Community Initiatives
The NFL Program’s community branch aims to build the capacity of communities to support Boston youth and families in developing healthier lifestyles. To do so, the program develops and implements community-based nutrition education and fitness programming for children and families; develops and hosts workshops, conferences, and seminars for health professionals and area youth workers; and advocates for positive environmental changes and health policies.
Programs and Initiatives
FANtastic Kids Fitness and Nutrition Program
FANtastic Kids is a free after school fitness and nutrition program which combines fun, interactive nutrition games, healthy snacks, gym and pool based physical activities for kids ages 8-12 who struggle with staying active and eating healthy.
Youth Development Program for Peer Leaders
The youth development program supports young people ages 16-18 to become educated community leaders in the areas of physical fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
Corner Store Initiative
Middle schools and nearby convenience stores partnered to reduce the consumption of sugary beverages and increase the consumption of healthy beverages.
Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition
Promotes a healthy living environment, with a focus on access to healthy foods and the promotion of physical fitness for all ages.
Partners and Collaborators
New Balance Foundation
Mattapan Community Health Center
Greater Boston YMCA
Roxbury Family YMCA
Dorchester Family YMCA
Oak Square YMCA
Boston Medical Center Farmers' Market
Our vendor, Farmer Dave’s, brings fresh, local fruits and vegetables to patients, staff, students, and visitors from June through October in BMC’s Menino Pavilion. The market is open on Fridays from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM and accepts EBT, WIC, and Senior Farmers’ Market coupons. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares are available for purchase. For more information please go to http://www.farmerdaves.net/.