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Kids get free fruit at Kroger!

Posted March 5, 2016

Kroger is helping to promote healthy eating by offering a piece of free fruit to kids when they are shopping with a parent!

According to their press release, the new Free Fruit for Kids promotion will be taking place in every Kroger in the Triangle. There will be a basket stocked with fresh fruit such as bananas, apples and clementines at each store. At times, there may be other fruits available as well.

The offer is available for kids under the age of 12 who are shopping with a parent or guardian. They can select their own piece of fruit from the basket.

“At Kroger we understand the importance of encouraging kids to eat healthy foods,” said Anne Jenkins, spokesperson for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division. “Through our Free Fresh Fruit for Kids promotion, we hope children will become excited to eat more fruit and, in turn, develop positive attitudes toward other healthy foods that contribute to their overall wellness.”

I love this idea! It is so much better than giving kids cookies. What do you think?


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  • thebkwrm2 Mar 7, 2016

    At the Kroger on Six Forks Rd. in Raleigh (near Falls of the Neuse), there was a basket of fruit in the pharmacy, next to the basket of lollipops. I guess they are trying to give people a choice.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 6, 2016

    Mom2Two - I agree. The Garner store is a tad dated but the employees are very nice. And they do have good produce prices every week. They probably need garbage cans placed throughout the store for orange and banana peels.

  • Mom2two Mar 6, 2016

    I know there are people who bad-mouthed Kroger when they bought HT, but I love my Kroger in Garner. Many of the same people have worked there the entire 25 years I have been shopping there, and the pharmacists know me by name. And the fact that they have an incredible variety of house-brand items is what sells me!

  • pirategirl342 Mar 6, 2016

    Love this idea!!

  • jdouglas13 Mar 6, 2016

    Good point about the nearby trash can! Worst case, a produce bag will work too.

    It's a great idea to have fruit to offer the kids instead of (or maybe in addition to) cookies. This big kid occasionally likes to get a cookie at HT. ;)

  • Amomoftwo Mar 6, 2016

    I love this idea too! I hope there is a trash bag or trash can nearby for the banana peeling and clementine peeling....I would hate for someone to slip or find tiny peelings in the other aisles. Very smart for Kroger to do this. I hope other grocery stores do it as well