An initiative by the Sobeys grocery store chain with Special Olympics Canada is moving into high gear. The Stellarton-based company is providing increased access to nutrition education to Special Olympians
The director of community investment with Sobeys, Renee Hopfner, says Sobeys employees across the country have been trained. In Nova Scotia, employees will deliver nutrition sessions in Dartmouth and Stellarton to coaches and athletes starting this fall.
Hopfner says in ongoing discussions with Special Olympics, nutrition education is a key area with its athletes.
During Special Olympics provincial summer games across country this year, Sobeys provided food and healthy snacks to volunteers, coaches and athletes.