Shaw's teams with Boston public schools on fitness initiative

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Shaw's and Star Market, Boston Moves for Health and the Fuel Up to Play 60 program on Tuesday announced they are teaming up with Boston Public Schools to support kids' health through the creation of "Workout Wednesdays," an integrated health and fitness program.

Beginning Oct. 10 and running through the month, Shaw's will host a Boston Public School class at one of its stores each Wednesday. The program was developed in support of Boston Moves for Health, Boston mayor Thomas Menino's initiative to improve the health and fitness of the city.

"Boston Moves for Health is all about inspiring lots of little changes in people's lifestyles that add up to better health for individuals and our city as a whole," Menino said. "We're grateful to have partners like Shaw's and Fuel Up to Play 60 that understand that we all have a responsibility to do everything we can to make sure today's youth grow up to be healthy adults, and I’m excited that this partnership will take our efforts to the next level."

"Supporting health-and-wellness initiatives is important to us at Shaw's and Star Market,” Shaw's president Mike Stigers said. "We are excited to be able to join with Mayor Menino on this program to help educate kids on how to be active and eat healthy."