Union Coop & DM Encourage Children to Eat Healthy Food
Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, participated in the second phase of the Best Hypermarket Award, which is titled “Back to School”. Organized by Dubai Municipality, the activity seeks to encourage children to eat healthy food and help parents provide healthy nutrition for their children.
During a tour to review the activities held at the Umm Suqeim branch, Harib Mohammed bin Thani, Director of Operations Division at Union Coop, said that the goal of participating in such competitions is contributing to building a promising, healthy generation for a better tomorrow. He also asserted that Union Coop is committed to providing the best products that meet the highest international and local standards.
Bin Thani also explained that the workshops organized on this occasion help raise awareness among customers about healthy eating habits for children and parents alike. He also highlighted the importance of nutrition during early years, and how to make healthy choices for children, along with many other important subjects.
Noura AL Shamsi, Head of Food permit and applied nutrition said, the campaign aims in bringing change in the children by realizing that the healthy options are also tasty and easily available, hence we choose the hypermarkets where children visit with their parents and can understand how easy it is to shop healthy.
The activity included distributing gifts on children visiting the branch, in addition to distributing fruit and vegetables on them and the rest of shoppers.
The activities also included providing advice on healthy nutrition via displaying signs showing 6 food groups in different locations within the showroom. A number of suppliers also took part in displaying an assortment of healthy food items to attract children and educate them about healthy eating habits. Children also had the chance to participate in various purposeful entertainment activities.