Obesity warnings could be put on the end of your till receipts

It’s reported today that new plans by health officials could see obesity warnings being printed on the end of your shopping receipts.

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by Closer Staff |
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Britain is already in the grips of what’s being called an ‘obesity crisis’, with figures predicting that by 2050, one in two people will be classed as obese.

Under the proposal, it’s believed families, whose supermarket shop contains items that are high in fats and sugars, could be hit with warnings about eating unhealthy foods.

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It’s claimed the controversial policy is being discussed by Public Health England and stores such as Lidl, Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s and, in the long run, could help encourage people to ‘make choices that are better for their health.”

The reception to the plans has so far been criticised as being ‘intrusive’ and ‘offensive’, although it’s believed other plans to tackle shoppers and their goods are in the pipeline.

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One expert, Chris Snowdon, of the Institute of Economic affairs, branded the idea an “impractical gimmick”, while Philip Davies MP said: “It seems the NHS now stands for Nannying Health Service.

“No doubt they will next be proposing the tills refuse to scan any item that might be unhealthy.”

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