As part of a continuing effort to improve the health and wellness of the city of Boston, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced today that Stop & Shop has partnered with Boston Moves for Health to encourage residents to eat more fruits and vegetables, and to help spread the word about healthy eating.
“Boston Moves for Health is about more than getting active and losing weight,” said Mayor Menino. “It’s also about helping people in Boston learn about ways to eat a little healthier and have access to more fruits and vegetables. Over the summer, we began training childcare providers on ways to better support physical activity and healthy eating for kids, and we expanded the use of Bounty Bucks and SNAP at farmers’ markets. Now I’m so pleased we have a partner like Stop & Shop onboard to continue the momentum.”
As part of the partnership, Stop & Shop has mailed thousands of coupons to Boston residents offering $2 discount off of a minimum $5.00 produce purchase. In addition, four Stop & Shop area store locations will host nutrition drop-in clinics where shoppers can get personalized nutrition counseling from Stop & Shop nutritionist Julie Menounos, MS, RD, LD-N.
- Jamaica Plain – Tuesday, September 25, from 2-6 p.m. (301 Centre Street)
- Mission Hill – Wednesday, September 26, from 2-6 p.m. (1620 Tremont Street)
- Hyde Park – Friday, September 28, from 2-6 p.m. (1025 Truman Parkway)
- South Bay Center – Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (1100 Massachusetts Ave.)
“Stop & Shop is committed to promoting health and wellness in our local communities. We are proud to support and partner with Mayor Menino on Boston Moves for Health. We invite all Boston area residents to visit one of our four drop-in clinics and meet and talk with our Stop & Shop nutritionist, Julie Menounos,” said Judi Palmer, Director of Marketing for Stop & Shop New England.