Joe FitzPatrick was at Spar MacAlpine Road along with local schoolchildren and CJ Lang chief executive Colin McLean.
Running since 2004, the Healthy Living Programme connects local schools with convenience retailers and helps to highlight healthier products available in stores.
Programme director Kathryn Neil, said: “Today was a fantastic opportunity for Mr FitzPatrick to witness first hand the work that both the Healthy Living team and Spar are undertaking to ensure their future customers are considering their purchases and learning about the benefits of eating a healthier diet”.
Colin McLean said: “We are supportive of the SGF Healthy Living Programme and were delighted to welcome Minister Joe FitzPatrick to Spar MacAlpine Road.
“It is very important that we continue to encourage young people to embark on a healthy lifestyle and eat healthily.”
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