Health and nutrition are two issues high up on our agenda. SPAR is a strong believer in the need to provide consumers with good quality products and the relevant nutritional information to ensure a balanced, healthy diet. Within this framework, all International SPAR Own Brand products feature labels with detailed nutritional information.
Through sharing fun food facts, the SPAR Nutrition Zone aims to provide nutritional advice by breaking down the different groups in a fun way. Our SPAR Nutrition Zone materials now feature a ‘food-to-fork’ theme, reflecting our overall nutrition focus. The aim is that both current and future generations learn how healthy eating can contribute to growth and development.
This is shown through a food throwing game with a simple concept and partnered with practical information. The concept behind the throwing game encourages participants to aim a coloured ball into a colour-matching food group. Prizes can include sticker sheets, re-useable shopping bags, activity books and colouring sheets.
This group includes fresh, frozen, tinned, & dried fruits, vegetables and 100% fruit and vegetable juices. Fruits and vegetables offer vitamins, minerals and fibre, which are essential for a healthy lifestyle.
Our bodies need fats, such as unsaturated cooking oils and salad dressings, for energy, proper cell growth and development. Fats can be used in preparing or adding flavour to meals.
This group contains foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice, bread, cereals, barley, oats and other grains. All these products provide vitamins, minerals and fibre, giving us energy to get through the day.
This group contains meat, fish, eggs and dairy products, as well as nuts, legumes and other sources of vegetable protein. These foods provide vitamins and minerals that help the body to grow and repair itself.
Your body needs enough fluids to function properly. Make sure to drink enough throughout the day to keep hydrated. In addition to tea or filtered coffee (without added sugar), drink lots of water.
Some products – like desserts, savoury snacks or sugar-sweetened beverages – contain too much salt, sugar and saturated fats, or have too little fibre. Intake of these products should be limited and not consumed daily.
The 2022 SPAR European Cross Country Championships will be held on Sunday 11 December, the venue is the beautiful Park of La Mandria, next to the city of Venaria. The Mandria Park is a natural park, near Torino, with a surface of 6.300 hectares. Its central part is the largest enclosed park in Europe, with a surface of 3.000 hectares
The 37th edition of the European Athletics Indoor Championships is taking place from the 2nd March - 5th March in Istanbul, Turkey. The event will be held in the Ataköy Athletics Arena. The event will be hosting over 600 athletes from 51 European countries across the four days.
The European Athletics Team Championships is one of the largest and most important athletics events that will take place in Europe in 2023. The Championships will now consist of three divisions, whereas formerly it was four leagues with SPAR being the proud sponsor of the 1st Division that will take place between 23-25 June 2023. The event will be held at the Slaski Stadium in the Region of Silesia, which was also the venue for the 2021 European Athletics Team Championships Super League.
The following teams will compete in the First Division:
Poland, Italy , Great Britain & NI, Germany , Spain, France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, Greece and Belgium.
We are excited to announce that the 29th Edition of the European Cross-Country Championships is being held on the 10th of December 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. This event is the most important cross-country event on the European calendar, it attracts the best distance running talents from across the continent in the U20, U23 and senior categories for both genders.