Berkeley Becomes 1st U.S. City To Ban Sale Of Junk Food In Checkout Aisles

The Berkeley City Council has approved the Healthy Checkout Ordinance, which prohibits junk food from being sold in checkout aisles at grocery stores. In its place, stores will be required to “sell more nutritious food and beverage options in their checkout areas.”

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“We’re not saying you can’t have these goods. We’re just saying they’re not going to be right at the eye level of your children when they…

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