Healthy in the City | Community Health Center Locations

Each Healthy in the City health center is a little different depending on their location, populations they serve, and staff expertise. Below are program highlights for each health center.

Boston Community Pediatrics

Bowdoin Street Health Center

  • onsite wellness center and studio space for activities such as tennis and yoga
  • Fit Kids and Fit Families programs engage kids and their families in fitness, hands-on cooking classes, and nutrition workshops, in six- and eight-week sessions

Brookside Community Health Center

  • offers Cooking Matters cooking classes for children and caretakers, and also started a new class just for teens

Charles River Community Health

  • located in Brighton and Waltham, CRCH provides participants with comprehensive welcome packets and offers Cooking Matters classes, group nutrition visits, referrals to Community Rowing Inc., and more

The Dimock Center

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

  • offers after-school and summer fitness programs, cooking classes, grocery store field trips, and other community events
  • also engages parents who want to learn more about supporting their children’s healthier lifestyles through programming such as nutrition education seminars and a parent walking group

Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot Health Center

  • Martha Eliot uses an innovative referral process called Just-in-Time. Patients are seen immediately by a nutritionist if they are available and can be enrolled in the program that day.
  • The Healthy in the City Program at Martha Eliot offers free Zumba classes and cooking classes nearby at the Julia Martin House.
  • Anyone can visit the Martha Eliot Health Center every other Friday for $2 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables provided by Fair Foods.

Mattapan Community Health Center

  • Healthy in the City participants at Mattapan Community Health Center have the option of participating in Saturday group sessions at the health center. The sessions include group physical fitness activities with an instructor. Children also have the opportunity to make fruit and veggie smoothies in the health center’s Nutrition Education Center.

South Cove Community Health Center

  • Located in Chinatown and Quincy, South Cove offers Healthy in the City participants culturally appropriate grocery store shopping tours.

South End Community Health Center

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

  • The Health Promotion Center works with Baraka Wellness to provide batch cooking classes to families as well their Healthy Mom Healthy Kids program. Other onsite activities include karate and Zumba.
  • Fair Foods and Fresh Truck work in collaboration with the health center to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to residents at the South Street housing development and Jamaica Plain community members.

Upham's Corner Health Center

  • Healthy in the City families can get hands-on cooking experience in one of our six classes throughout the year.
  • Participants also help design, plant, tend, and harvest vegetables in the raised-bed vegetable garden that is on site at the clinic.
  • Families are connected with a variety of physical activity opportunities, including the YMCA, Boston Centers for Youth & Families, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Healthworks Community Fitness at Codman, Jose Mateo Ballet, and VIP Summer Soccer.
  • The health center hosts a Fair Foods site on the first and third Thursday of each month available to FIC families and the entire community.