Fact Sheet: Sugar Overload
Retail Checkout Promotes Obesity
We found that food and beverages are frequently marketed at checkout and are usually unhealthy. The majority of food and beverage checkout offerings are candy, gum, energy bars, chips, cookies, soda, and other sugar drinks. Unhealthy items are promoted via checkout at a wide variety of stores, including non‐food stores, such as hardware, bed and bath, toy, and drug stores.