Confectionary and sugar sweetened beverages are strategically placed within reach of children at checkouts in supermarkets, post offices, pharmacies, petrol stations and other retail outlets such as Target and K Mart. This product placement fuels pester power and makes it more difficult for us to make consistently healthy choices for our children.
Parents’ Voice campaigns for healthier checkouts in all Australian retail outlets.
If you want to see the amount of junk food at checkouts reduced, contribute to the ongoing Healthy Checkouts campaign by tweeting the results of our Healthy checkouts survey to your local retailer. Please tag @ParentsVoiceAu in the post and use #HealthyCheckouts e.g.
Take a photo of the checkout at your local supermarket, chemist, postoffice or any retailer. Tag it with #unhealthycheckouts or #healthycheckouts and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We’ll find it, RT/Regram/Share it, and use it to help push the case for healthy checkouts.
You can also email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org