Spar Scotland continues support of Healthy Living Programme

Spar Scotland is continuing its support of Healthy Living Scotland (HLS) by giving out free fruit to children at a further four stores around the country.

The joint initiative between Spar Scotland and HLS highlights the support both organisations offer in promoting healthy options.

Spar Scotland distributed free fruit to every primary school child from the Spar stores in Abronhill, Garthamlock, Thornliebank, and Erskine from 4-10 October. The team from HLS were also on hand each store to promote the week-long initiative.

Spar Scotland will also be running pumpkin-related activities in three Spar stores with the team from HLS. The stores participating are Bo’ness, Sanquhar and Eastriggs from 27-29 October.

In addition, the retailer is planning for stores in the East of Scotland to take part in the campaign at the beginning of 2022.

Colin McLean, Chief Executive of Spar Scotland, said: “We enjoy supporting Healthy Living Scotland’s programme which connects local school children with healthy options available from Spar convenience stores. It is important that we continue to encourage children to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.”

The Healthy Living Programme has been working with convenience retailers since 2004 and highlights the fresh fruit and vegetables and the healthier products available in convenience stores.

The programme, which is fully funded by the Scottish Government and aims to connect local schools with convenience retailers, has so far engaged with more than 13,000 school children across the country.