Petrone’s Pizza joins Mass in Motion Healthy Dining Program


(MELROSE, MA) NOVEMBER 14, 2013….Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is proud to announce that Petrone’s Pizza, located at 438 Main Street in Melrose, has joined the Healthy Dining Program.  The Mass in Motion Healthy Dining Program is an initiative of the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield Health Departments and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).


Restaurant foods tend to be higher in calories, fat and sodium, and portions are bigger than food prepared at home. But more and more customers are looking for healthier options while dining out.  The Mass in Motion Healthy Dining Program works with local restaurants to make healthy food and drink options available to customers. By offering healthy entrees and side dishes, local restaurants are making it easier for Melrose customers to make healthy choices.


Leo Petrone, owner of Petrone’s Pizza, has been working with Kara Showers, Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield, to promote fresh vegetables and whole grain menu options.  Leo and his family and staff were very proactive with revisions to their menu to ensure healthy choices are clearly visible to both new and existing customers.


Petrone's-Leo, Brianna, Jose
Petrone’s-Leo, Brianna, Jose

For Leo, participation in this program is personal.  “Petrone’s Pizza has been offering healthy homemade choices since its inception 21 years ago. Becoming a Healthy Dining restaurant made sense for us,” Leo said.


Please bring your kids in soon to sample the new Kids Menu option: grilled chicken with vegetables.  Try your next sub on the whole wheat wrap or top your next small cheese pizza with any of the plethora of vegetable and fruit toppings offered.


Petrone’s Pizza joins Cappas Trackside Kitchen as the second Healthy Dining restaurant in Melrose.


If you are interested in joining the Healthy Dining program in Melrose or Wakefield, please contact Kara Showers at 781-979-4123 or

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