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Schoolchildren get a healthy boost

Dec. 07, 2012 @ 01:21 PM

RED HOUSE, W.Va. —  Confidence Elementary students will have the opportunity to receive free vitamins each month for this 2012-2013 school year, according to a press release from Fruth Pharmacy.

Physical Education teacher Andrea Smith learned of Fruth Pharmacy’s Free Vitamins for Kids Program and contacted Category Manager Barbara Taylor at Fruth Pharmacy to see if her school could be enrolled. Smith was in luck, and Confidence Elementary was enrolled into the program.

The Free Vitamin Program will provide each Confidence student with a coupon book with 12 coupons which can be redeemed each month at the local Fruth Pharmacy for a 30 day supply of Fruth Children’s Multivitamin. The vitamins are free, and there is no additional purchase required.   

Lynne Fruth, president of Fruth Pharmacy, first heard of the Free Vitamin Program at the Southern Drug Association meeting last fall. Fruth began working with the Mason Vitamin Company to produce the Fruth Children’s Multivitamin to be distributed to local school children. As a former teacher, Fruth immediately thought about the impact that free vitamins could have on children’s health.  

“Between busy schedules and picky eaters, sometimes fitting in all key nutrition points is difficult for parents. We wanted to help give children a health boost. It seems like a small thing to provide vitamins to children, but it is a big thing to their overall health and well being,” Lynne Fruth said in the press release.

If you have any questions about the Fruth Free Vitamin Program, or to inquire about your school participating in the future, please contact Barbara Taylor at the Fruth Corporate Office at 304-675-1612.