Shop around for healthy life with the Change4Life Convenience Store Programme
People in Bath are being urged to change their diets, to make sure they eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
The Change4Life Convenience Store Programme sees stores across the area encouraging people to improve their diets.
Stores taking part so far are the Avongold Premier shop in Keynsham and Jones Day and Night in Southdown, with the Costcutter store in Twerton, Bath about to start.
It is part of a national push to encourage people to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, with the participating stores branded with Change4Life images.
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The initiative fits in with the Get a Life campaign run by Sirona Care and Health and the Bath Chronicle to make the city the healthiest in the country. Sirona health development manager Richard Merrett said: "It is important that we encourage people who are overweight to change their diet by reducing fat, sugar, and salt intake and have a more balanced diet that includes fruit and vegetables.
"By doing this they will reduce their chances of developing conditions such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
"The programme will increase access to fruit and veg to people living in the local community."
Children from St Michael's Junior School will be taking part in the launch at the Twerton store later this month, and will receive smoothies and health goody bags.
Sirona health improvement specialist Louise Lees said: "The aim is to promote fresh fruit and veg in line with the five-a-day message and improve access for people and their families.
"We identified this area of Twerton where access was limited for communities and the store was delighted to get involved.
"The idea is to make sure that fruit and veg is well organised, attractively laid out and there's a good range so that customers are encouraged to buy.
"Eating fruit and vegetables instead of foods that are high in fat and added sugars may help you achieve or keep to a healthy weight."
People using Healthy Start vouchers will also be able to redeem them for fruit and vegetables at the shops.
Stores interested in taking part in the programme should contact the Health Improvement Service on 01225 831852.