High Calorie junk foods to be removed from checkouts!

In my post on Monday I highlighted the start of National Obesity Awareness Week. As today is the last day I thought I would see what’s been happening over the week and it’s fair to say the subject has certainly been discussed!

Firstly, an article on the British Dietetic Association(BDA) website praises the supermarket chain Lidl for committing to remove high-calorific ‘junk’ from their checkouts. Lidl have committed to removing chocolate and sweets from the checkouts in its 600 stores by the end of the month.

The Dietitians in Obesity Management (DOM UK) which is a specialist group of the BDA representing dietitians working in obesity management and the Children’s Food Campaign are working together to urge all supermarkets to ‘Chuck Junk Food off the Checkout’!

The Junk Free Checkouts campaign aims to give shoppers the opportunity to highlight what is being sold at checkouts and in queuing aisles, and make the case for change at the till. For more info see the following link:

Secondly, in the House of Lords on Tuesday one of the questions asked and debated was : ”what progress had been made in persuading further fast food chains to sign up to the Public Health Responsibility Deal pledge on calorie reduction”.

As part of the debate, the outspoken Lord Tebbit stole the headlines with his comments that “people ought to know that if they stuff themselves silly with high-calorie rubbish foods they will get fat? It is their responsibility”.

Obesity is a very complex subject and whatever your views it is a topic that certainly gets people talking!

Val

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High Calorie junk foods to be removed from checkouts!

In my post on Monday I highlighted the start of National Obesity Awareness Week. As today is the last day I thought I would see what’s been happening over the week and it’s fair to say the subject has certainly been discussed!

Firstly, an article on the British Dietetic Association(BDA) website praises the supermarket chain Lidl for committing to remove high-calorific ‘junk’ from their checkouts. Lidl have committed to removing chocolate and sweets from the checkouts in its 600 stores by the end of the month.

The Dietitians in Obesity Management (DOM UK) which is a specialist group of the BDA representing dietitians working in obesity management and the Children’s Food Campaign are working together to urge all supermarkets to ‘Chuck Junk Food off the Checkout’!

The Junk Free Checkouts campaign aims to give shoppers the opportunity to highlight what is being sold at checkouts and in queuing aisles, and make the case for change at the till. For more info see the following link:

Secondly, in the House of Lords on Tuesday one of the questions asked and debated was : ”what progress had been made in persuading further fast food chains to sign up to the Public Health Responsibility Deal pledge on calorie reduction”.

As part of the debate, the outspoken Lord Tebbit stole the headlines with his comments that “people ought to know that if they stuff themselves silly with high-calorie rubbish foods they will get fat? It is their responsibility”.

Obesity is a very complex subject and whatever your views it is a topic that certainly gets people talking!

Val

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