Ban sweets at pay points, parents ask

By Drum Digital
25 August 2014

In an effort to curb childhood obesity concerned parents in Australia want supermarkets to ban sweets and sweet drinks at pay points.

Parent’s Jury, an online organisation for Australian parents, want half of all pay points in a supermarket to be free of these tempting treats. This way parents can avoid queues where sweet treats are displayed at eye level to children.

Australian parents aren’t the only ones insisting on this. Safefood Ireland, an Irish organisation, has made the same request to supermarkets there. It also claims the way treats are currently displayed at pay points adds to children being overweight.

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