With our diverse range of events for schools getting back underway recently, the whole HLP team have been busy travelling to convenience stores across the nation, working closely with owners and staff to teach pupils about the importance of a healthier lifestyle. For the team’s latest collaboration with local convenience stores, HLP ran 2 ‘Big Breakfast’ events at St Gerard’s Primary School and Noble Primary School in Bellshill.
Across the two events, pupil turnout and participation were fantastic with over 450 pupils being fed a healthy breakfast to get the best possible start to their day, putting them in the best position possible for a productive day at school. With a great variety of choices including Weetabix & milk, toast & a banana as well as a wide range of fresh fruit, there were plenty of happy, smiling faces taking in the fun, and plenty of full healthy tummies going out the door - one child even proclaimed it was “the best day ever” as he looked forward to digging into toast and a banana every morning for breakfast.
A successful event and a job well done!
Of course, the incredible success of events like these wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team and the work they carry out in close collaboration with the many brilliant shop owners and staff in the stores that we visit. We want to say a huge thank you to the owner of Baba Kitchen/Costcutter Abdul Majid for providing the food and helping to host the event alongside the HLP team. This extends to the rest of the Costcutter team, Phil, Kevin and Pav for being on hand to lend support and make the pupil's mornings.
The Healthy Living Programme is here to support Scottish independent retailers offer healthy choices, increase sales and progress the government’s goal of a healthy nation by 2030. Across Scotland we are supporting retailers to deliver these options to the Scottish consumer. Our Healthy Living Development Managers work closely with our members to promote healthier options throughout your store in all categories and to support the development of more effective point of sale.Find out more