Nicole Bourdon, Springfield Mass in Motion
Nicole Bourdon is the Program Coordinator for Springfield's Mass in Motion Initiative. Mass in Motion, a Program of the MA Department of Public Health, is a state-wide initiative that promotes opportunities for healthy eating and active living through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Nicole oversees initiatives that focus on school food, safe open spaces, healthy corner stores, and Safe Routes to School. She's the Chair of the Springfield Food Policy Council's school nutrition subcommittee, and a board member of the Mason Square Health Task Force.
Prior to coming to Springfield, Nicole worked for New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as the Outreach Coordinator for its Healthy Bodega Program. In that position, she worked with more than 300 corner stores in East and Central Harlem to promote and stock low-fat milk and fruits and vegetables, oversaw a farm to bodega pilot, and ran the Harlem Health Bucks program; connecting residents with fresh, local produce at farmer's markets. She has a Master's Degree in Public Health from Hunter College in New York City.