A convenience store might not be the first place you think of when you want a nutritious snack, but this is exactly where Fraser Health is starting a program to promote healthy food choices.
Bee’s on Wallace Street will be the first business in the Valley to have signs pointing shoppers in the direction of healthier foods.
“We really wanted to go with a convenience store,” public health officer Michael Schwandt said.
“It’s a setting where there’s both a high risk of purchasing some of the riskier things and therefore a big chance to intervene and try to indicate that there are often healthier choices right there.”
Schwandt says programs similar to this one – for example stocking checkout aisles with healthy foods and menu labeling – have worked in other places.