March is National Nutrition Month, and The United Family is celebrating by launching the Kids Free Fruit Program at all United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Amigos locations in West Texas and Dallas-Fort Worth. As part of the Kids Free Fruit Program, children can enjoy a snack size apple, orange or banana at no charge while parents are shopping.
The program was designed by The United Family’s registered dietitians to help children reach one to two servings of fruit each day, which is recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture. To take advantage of the offer, guests can simply ask an employee for a Kid’s Free Fruit card, or rewards members can show the cashier their Kids Club mobile application.
“Proper nutrition is critical for children and adults, and our Kids Free Fruit Program provides an opportunity to develop healthy habits during children’s formative years,” said Robin Hawkins, director of health and wellness for The United Family. “Our registered dietitians also serve as a great resource for Market Street guests to learn how to ensure they are selecting healthy options for their families.”
As one of the few grocery chains with registered dietitians available in-store, Market Street is also celebrating Registered Dietitian Day on Wednesday, March 11 by encouraging guests to sign up for in-store tours to learn more about how to make healthy choices in every aisle and department, including demonstrations on “Easy Diabetes Shopping,” “Healthy Shopping 101,” “Healthy Heart Cart” and “Living Gluten and Dairy Free.”
Guests can sign up to become a rewards program member online at www.unitedtexas.com, using the “United Market” mobile application (available for iOS and Android operating systems) or by visiting in-store kiosks at any of the company’s 67 locations. In addition to the Kids Free Fruit program, rewards members also have access to sweepstakes, personalized deals, coupons and promotions to provide additional savings on products purchased in-store.