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Healthy People/Healthy Economy is a coalition to make Massachusetts the preeminent state in the country for health and wellness. The coalition is targeted at stemming a rising tide of preventable chronic illness and the threat it poses to the Commonwealth's health, fiscal stability and economic competitiveness. 

The Boston Foundation and NEHI with the support of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and numerous other valuable contributors, have launched Healthy People/Healthy Economy to create a broad coalition for action in the many areas that impact health and health behaviors.

Download the Healthy People/Healthy Economy Brochure

Read testimony in support of An Act to Reduce Childhood Obesity


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Obese Child


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Which of these states does not tax sugay drink?

Sources of added sugar in our diet.

Physical Activity: How do our kids compare?

Does this make sense? What's exempt from the sales tax.

What's in each serving of these sugar-sweetened beverages?

It's not 1966 anymore...


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