Bob’s Market is now a Mass in Motion Healthy Market

(Melrose, MA) November 14, 2013….Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is proud to announce that Bob’s Market is now a Mass in Motion Healthy Market.Bob's Market


An initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield Health Departments, the Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program works with local convenience store owners to make healthy food and drink options more readily available. By promoting healthy options, the local markets are helping to make healthy choices easier for families.


Store manager Nasrul Huq has been working with Kara Showers, Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield program coordinator, to stock fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy cereals and grains, healthy beverages and healthy snacks.


Please patronize Bob’s Market at 163 West Wyoming Avenue.  One can find grab-and-go items such as fresh fruit and baked chips, as well as dried beans and whole grain cereals.  Stop by to browse these selections and much more.

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Bob’s Market joins West Wyoming Market, Melrose Shell and Common Market as the fourth Healthy Corner Store in Melrose.


If you are interested in becoming a Healthy Corner Store in Melrose or Wakefield please contact Kara Showers at 781-979-4123 or


About Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield, a Program of the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield Health Department:

Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield works locally to increase opportunities for Melrose and Wakefield residents to eat better and move more in the places they live, learn, work, and play. Melrose and Wakefield are among 52 cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth that are part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program.  Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is working to support the implementation of Safe Routes to School, Healthy Market Program, Access to Farmers Markets, Healthy Dining Program, and improving school nutrition initiatives that will make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents.

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