Tesco Go ‘Junk Free’ At Checkouts : First Major Retailer To Do So!

As the largest high- street supermarket, Tesco gets a bad rap for a number of reasons, some justified and some not. For all their reported downsides such as accusations that they monopolise the food and grocery industry, causing local businesses to go under by taking over local stores etc etc, they seem to have got it right recently. Tesco have become the first chain to actively remove sweets and chocolates from checkouts across all of its stores. This is a huge statement for showing their support of health and wellbeing. OK, it doesn’t detract from the fact that they pump the smell of fresh bread and donuts into the store to encourage you to buy that, but it’s a step in the right direction right? Tesco are going ‘junk free’ at their checkouts, let’s see if it makes any difference in reducing the so called ‘pester power’ retailers are able to place on consumers. Linda Hindle of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) (my governing body) states:

“By making this announcement, Tesco is demonstrating real leadership to the other major retailers and we call on them to establish ‘Junk Free Checkouts!”

Well done for taking this step Tesco, it is without doubt a step in the right direction!

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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