Approximately 350,000 children in Spain are considered to be in need of supplementary nutrition to meet their daily needs. One programme focused on meeting this need is the Food Bank which has an annual national appeal for the donation of milk. SPAR Gran Canaria contributed one pallet of long-life milk recently to this very worthy cause, just one part of their ongoing annual support for the Food Bank and other similar programmes.
SPAR Spain suported the AFIS Pediatric Programme which addresses childhood obesity, combining physical activity in groups, nutritional education and focuses on both individual and family behavior, aiming to normalise the Body Mass Index (BMI) of children.
SPAR Spain supported this programme through its exclusive product range Sensations, highlighting its concern and commitment to nutrition and especially to child nutrition. SPAR is committed to nutritional education to lead a balanced diet and promote healthy habits, which is a fundamental part of the philosophy and scale of values of SPAR.
The children who participated in the programme come from schools of primary education in Granollers (Barcelona), aged between 6 and 12 years. On the one hand, the sports service of the city council facilitates physical activity sessions for children, as well as offering workshops on health education for families to address emotional issues related to self-esteem and food, work eating habits, exercise, etc.