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    Temptation at Checkout

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    We wish Harris Teeter would offer healthy options at checkout, like fresh fruit and nuts. (Harris Teeter, Wilmington, NC, 8/15)

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    Shoppers at this Kangaroo Express must face a rack of candy at checkout. More toys, no candy, please! (Kangaroo Express, Wilson, NC, 8/15)

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    CVS even pushes impulse buys on shoppers at the self-checkout (CVS, Washington, DC, 7/15)

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    7-Eleven: More bananas, less junk food at checkout please! (7-Eleven, Washington, DC 7/15)

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    What’s Office Depot doing selling candy at checkout? Stick to office supplies, please! (Office Depot, Washington, DC, 8/15)

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    We're disappointed to see candy bars at Rite Aid’s pharmacy checkout counter. (Rite Aid, Washington, DC, 8/15)

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    This Whole Foods checkout gets a mixed grade. More bananas and apples, and ditch the chips please! (Whole Foods, Washington, DC, 8/15)

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    Shoppers head to Marshalls for clothing, shoes, and accessories, not Jelly Belly jelly beans. Nix the candy at checkout, Marshalls! (Marshalls, Washington, DC, 8/15)

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    What is CVS doing pushing candy on customers at the pharmacy counter? (CVS, Washington, DC, 8/15)

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    Customers at Trader Joe's must face a wall of candy and mints as they wait to pay for groceries (Trader Joe's, Washington, DC, 7/15)

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    With so many exciting options in the world, why offer candy at checkout? (Dollar Tree, Chester, MD, 7/15)

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    Dollar Tree offers some non-food merchandise at checkout--but there's so much more throughout the store that would work at checkout! (Dollar Tree, Chester, MD, 7/15)

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    We're disappointed to see ice cream bars at checkout (Dollar Tree, Chester, MD, 7/15)

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    Travelers beware: Airport checkout is loaded with junk food! (Say Si Bon!, Washington, DC, 7/15)

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    A recent visit to Giant Foods served as a good reminder that family-friendly checkout aisles are not always healthy (Giant, Washington, DC, 6/15)

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    Target: more batteries and less junk food at checkout, please! (Target, Falls Church, VA, 3/15)

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    Old Navy pushes candy on its customers at checkout. (Old Navy, Hopkins, MN, 11/14) Photo courtesy of the Public Health Law Center.

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      Kerri Rush

      I never understood this. Its a clothing store!

    REI gets mixed grades on checkout. (REI, Tysons Corner, VA, 11/14)

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    The new year brings healthy changes to Tesco, the UK's biggest grocery chain. Now 100% of all the checkouts in all Tesco stores are candy-free and soda-free.

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    At Jewel Osco, customers need to run a gauntlet of Pop Chips, Kettle Chips, and sweets before they get to the register. (Jewel Osco, Highland Park, IL, 11/14)

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    Printer paper and a ... Coca-Cola?! Office supply stores like this one ought to get out of the junk food business. (Staples, Washington, DC, 12/14)

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    What is a store like Best Buy doing selling soda and other sugary drinks? (Best Buy, Washington, DC, 7/14)

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    Who says healthy checkout has to be serious? We like these googly eyes novelty items. (Ace Hardware, Washington, DC, 11/14)

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    With frosty weather descending upon many parts of the United States, gloves make a practical & healthy choice for checkout. (Ace Hardware, Washington, DC, 11/14)

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    Last time we visited an Ace Hardware store, there was loads of candy at checkout. Imagine our surprise when this time it was 100% non-food merchandise, like these USB chargers and Wet Wipes! (Ace Hardware, Washington, DC, 11/14)

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