Enmarket (formerly Enmark Stations) has partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America to provide healthier choices to customers in the effort to help end childhood obesity.
The announcement was made at the Building a Healthier Future Summit, PHA’s annual conference, which brings together leaders from across sectors to develop solutions to help in the fight to end the childhood obesity crisis. The Savannah-based enmarket has a station on East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
“We’re honored to work with the Partnership for a Healthier America, and we’re thrilled to have enmarket’s efforts in providing healthier food choices for kids and their parents recognized,” said Matt Clements, enmarket’s director of marketing. “There are many organizations involved in the PHA, but only five other convenience-store chains. This underscores the fact that convenience stores can do something to improve healthier food access, and we’re happy to be at the forefront of that movement within our industry.”
PHA works with the private sector to ensure the health of the nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. Supported by the honorary chairwoman first lady Michelle Obama, PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity.
“Today there are more convenience stores than warehouse clubs, supercenters, dollar stores, supermarkets and drug stores combined,” said PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler. “With more and more consumers demanding healthier options, there is a huge opportunity for growth among the expanding number of convenience stores, like enmarket, that are stepping up to meet this demand for healthier products and make the healthy choice the convenient choice.”
The company has increased the availability of better-for-you snacks in its stores, with more organic, gluten free, and non-GMO options for customers. Salads, sandwiches and produce are delivered multiple times each week. Many enmarket locations prepare fresh grab-and-go offerings daily on site.
“Our solidified support of PHA will help enmarket continue to build a healthier future for children because we will be collaborating with powerful partners in creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight,” Clements added.
For more information on PHA, go to ahealthierameri ca.org. For more information on enmarket, call 912-236-1331 or go to www.enmarket.com.