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The Food Commission
Supermarkets told: Chuck snacks off the checkout!
Major supermarkets are being told by parents not to display sweets, crisps and soft drinks at the checkouts. A Parents Jury survey published in the Food Magazine criticises some supermarkets for checkout displays that put confectionery, crisps and soft drinks within toddlers’ reach.
“Seventy per cent of confectionery is bought on impulse,” said Nutritionist Annie Seeley, Parents Jury Coordinator.
For more information, contact: Tel: 020 7837 2250 or visit our Web site: www.foodcomm.org.uk/latest_news.htm
The Parents Jury was launched in 2002 by the Food Commission, as an opportunity for parents to express their views about children’s food and food marketing. It has over 1,500 members.
For further information, contact: Annie Seeley. Tel: 020 7837 2250; E-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.parentsjury.org.uk, or Press Office, The Food Commission (UK) Ltd, 94 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.foodcomm.org.uk
The Food Commission is an independent, voluntary body campaigning for safer, healthier food in the UK.