Fast Freddie’s is now a Mass in Motion Healthy Market

(Wakefield, MA) November 7, 2013….Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is proud to announce that Fast Freddie’s is now a Mass in Motion Healthy Market.

 

Fast Freddie's Storefront
Fast Freddie’s Storefront

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, and Greenwood Square resident, Jay Patel 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 Fast Freddie’s at 950 Main Street in Greenwood Square, Wakefield.  One can find grab-and-go items such as bananas and almonds, as well as healthier options to incorporate into family meals (i.e. frozen sweet peas, whole wheat pasta, brown rice).  Stop by to browse these selections and much more.

 

Fast Freddie's fruit and veg
Fast Freddie’s fruit and veg

Fast Freddie’s joins 7-Eleven and Wakefield Sunoco as the third Healthy Corner Store in Wakefield.

 

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

 

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.  www.MiMmelrosewakefield.com

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