Convenience stores may lack healthy, affordable food and drink options. Many people are looking for healthy options when they’re on the go. When residents can easily access healthy foods, they are more likely to choose healthy options.
The Mass in Motion Healthy Market Program works with local convenience store owners to make healthy, affordable food and drink options available to customers. By offering and promoting healthy options, the Healthy Market Program makes it easier for residents in these neighborhoods to eat better.
Find a list of participating markets.
Healthy Markets offer:
- Fruits and Veggies
- at least two types of fresh fruits and two types of fresh vegetables (preferably locally grown)
- dried or canned fruit (packed in it own juice, no sugar added)
- canned vegetables with no salt added
- frozen fruits and frozen vegetables (with no added sugars or sauces)
- Cereals and Grains
- whole grain cereals
- whole grain bread and whole wheat pasta
- brown rice
- dried or canned-low sodium beans
- 100% juice, water, and fat free (skim) or low fat (1%) milk
Healthy Markets also accept SNAP and WIC to make healthy food affordable.
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.