Get the junk off the checkouts – once and for all!
Angry at how unhealthy snacks and treats are placed to tempt you and your children at the supermarket checkout? It’s time to show supermarkets the red card for their sneaky checkout marketing practices which put their profits ahead of your family’s health. Stores should stop displaying and promoting unhealthy food and drink products at or near their checkout tills.
Join the call for all food and drink products near checkouts to be healthy options.
Here are a few ways to get involved and help to make this happen:
- Action 1: Sign up - sign up on the box on the front page of our website www.childrensfood.org.uk to show your support and be kept up-to-date about the campaign
- Action 2: Wall of Shame – post your images of checkout displays full of sweets, unhealthy snacks or any other junk food or drinks that has frustrated or upset you. Post these to our Facebook wall (www.facebook.com/childrensfood); tag us in your own Facebook post; or tweet it (either include @childrensfood or the hashtag #checkouts); or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Action 3: Checkout Test – does your local store pass the checkout test? Take a look when you next go shopping. Print off our handy scorecards (coming shortly- check back in the coming days), keep them in your purse/wallet, and hand in a ‘pass’ or a ‘fail’ card to the cashier and asking them to pass it on to the store manager. Please always be very polite to the person at the till – it’s not their fault that there’s junk at the checkout!