The new Healthy Markets Initiative launched on Monday afternoon in New Bedford.  Mass in Motion Coordinator Kim Ferreira joined Mayor Jon Mitchell at the Butcher Shop on Dartmouth St. for a news conference about the program.

Ferreira says neighborhood markets offering healthy foods will be a step towards improving healthy habits in the city...

TSM - Healthy Markets promotion

The five markets already taking part in the initiative will display more healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables and also provide information about following healthy diets.

The five markets are located in areas where residents don't have immediate access to larger supermarkets and where children stop to get snacks after school.

More markets are expected to get involved in the coming months.