Spar Scotland continues to back Healthy Living Programme

Spar Scotland will continue its promotion of the Healthy Living Programme (HLP) by giving out free fruit and water to school children at a further six stores around the country.

The campaign from HLP encourages children to eat more fruit and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The joint initiative between Spar Scotland and HLP highlights the support both organisations offer in promoting healthy options.

This is the third trial to take place and will focus on a number of different Spar stores. The trial, which runs from 7-23 February, will enable primary school children to pick up free apples, pears, bananas and bottles of Spar Still Water from the following stores:

  • Spar Glamis Centre, Glenrothes, 7 February.
  • Spar McAlpine Rd, Dundee, 9 February.
  • Spar Ladybank, 14 February.
  • Spar Stonehouse, 16 February.
  • Spar Bathgate, 21 February.
  • Spar Linlithgow, 23 February.

Colin McLean, Chief Executive of Spar Scotland, said: “We are carrying on with our support of the Healthy Living Programme which connects local school children with healthy options available from Spar convenience stores. We continue to measure these trials with a view to extending them further throughout the year. It is important to encourage our youngest customers to embrace healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.”

Gillian Edgar, from the Healthy Living Programme, added: “Healthy Living Programme are delighted to work with Spar Scotland in a further six stores across Scotland, giving out free fruit to school children who visit the store.

“This is the third leg of the trial and has proved very popular with consumers. Encouraging a healthier snack choice is the first step towards a healthier lifestyle.

“It’s a great way for Spar Scotland stores to connect with local communities and give something back to local people. It also allows Spar to showcase the great range of fresh produce in store to younger consumers.”

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

The programme is fully funded by the Scottish Government and aims to connect local schools with convenience retailers.  So far, they have engaged with over 13,000 school children across the country.