Morley Asda helps families shop and swap

Maxine Green, Asda's Community Life Champion. (D517D339)
Maxine Green, Asda's Community Life Champion. (D517D339)

Morley Asda staff are inspiring families to make healthy changes to their diets with a fun in-store event and competition.

The activity is part of Asda’s support for Public Health England’s (PHE) Change4Life Sugar Swaps campaign, which launched in January and is designed to inspire and support parents and families to make simple swaps throughout the day to cut down on sugar and improve their diet. For example, swapping sugary drinks to water, lower-fat milks or sugar-free drinks, and swapping sugary cereals to plain varieties.

Asda customers will be encouraged look at the way they shop, cook and eat to see where sugary food and drink can be swapped from their diet for healthier alternatives.

To show how easy it is to cut down on sugar, Morley colleagues have introduced a ‘swapping list’ so customers can swap as they shop by following a list of healthier options.

All customers who complete a swap list will be entered into a draw to win a juicer. Asda is also giving away free water bottles, magnets and leaflets with more hints and tips to help make it easy for customers to make healthier choices.

Max Green, the community life champion at Asda Morley, said: “At Asda we want to make it easy for our customers to make healthier choices, so we’re delighted to support the Change4Life Sugar Swaps campaign.

“We hope our ‘swapping list’ competition makes shopping for lower sugar or sugar free alternatives a bit more fun and interesting – especially with the exciting prizes up for grabs.

“It’s all about helping our customers to make just a few simple changes to cut down on the sugar they and their families eat each day.”

Helen Hampton, Deputy Director Partnerships - Marketing at PHE said: “This activity is another great example of Asda’s long standing commitment to Change4Life. By supporting the Sugar Swaps campaign, they are helping families choose healthier options when doing their grocery shop.”