Community customers living in the five villages around the Chippenham Pit Stop are being reminded to ‘fuel their hearts’ for good health.

A combination of factors contribute to an increased risk of heart disease including smoking, being overweight and being inactive, say The British Heart Foundation.

Now the Chippenham Pit Stop for truckers, which is attracting a growing number of local customers to its Draycot Cerne Community Stores and now takeaway restaurant, is encouraging customers to get back on the road to a more healthy heart by eating a more balanced diet made up of the right foods.

Posters urge customers, knowing their diets to be suspect, to avoid saturated fats, such as processed and fatty meats, biscuits, butter, pastries and chocolates, while increasing their consumption of fruit and vegetables, oily fish, such as salmon and sardines, and nuts.

Pit Stop Health Campaigns co-ordinator Lisa Hatherell said in order to help customers along the way, a symbol on its take-away menus now denoted the specially prepared lower calorie yet high performance meals.

The Pit Stop has already been recognised by The Road Haulage Association as setting the benchmark when it comes to quality customer care for its hundreds of trucker customers.

An outside exercise gym has been installed with hand gel now provided while free maps mark out an after-work country walk around the site.

Pit Stop team member Tom Jenkins from nearby Sutton Benger, is pictured with one of the special posters