SGF Healthcare Retail Standard Criteria
12. The HRS differs from the regular SGF Healthy Living Programme in that it consists of specific criteria:
- Provision Criteria - to ensure that any retail outlet in a healthcare building provides a range of food items that are not high in fat, salt and sugar. The general principle is that 50% of food items (and 70% of drinks) must meet the Provision Criteria shown at Annex A.
- Promotions Criteria for Individual Products - for individual food items/products that the Scottish population should be eating more of ( e.g. fruit and vegetables) and should be promoted. Of the items that meet the above Provision Criteria, only those that meet the Promotion Criteria at Annex A may be promoted. This includes special deals ( e.g. price or quantity discounts) and prominent in-store placement ( e.g. at the till). Promotion Criteria are shown at Annex A. Please refer to the Scottish Grocer's Federation ( SGF) Healthy Living Programme's Practical Guide for Retailers for different types of promotions.
- Promotions Criteria for Meal Deals - All meal deals must contain only options in accordance with the Promotion Criteria in Annex A. Meal deals should follow the following guiding principles:
- Meals should preferably be based around starchy carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes, rice and pasta;
- Meals should contain a portion of fruit and/or vegetables; and
- Items included should not be high in fats, salt or sugars.
13. It should be noted that the criteria do not apply to non-food items. In addition, the criteria allow retailers some scope to stock items that do not meet any criteria, as illustrated in the example diagram below:
|At least 50% of food for retail must meet the Provision Criteria (some of this will also meet the Promotion Criteria and may be promoted).||No more than 50% of food for retail can fail to meet the Provision Criteria (none of this food may be promoted).||Non-food items|