Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


TESCO work

There is much interest on the potential role of food companies in tackling the obesity epidemic and in particular the removal of unhealthy foods from supermarket checkouts. We collaborated with Tesco to evaluate the impact on purchasing behaviour of the removal of unhealthy foods from the checkout areas of their Express stores.

Principal investigators: Dr Helen Croker, Dr Alison Fildes, Dr Pippa Lally


Impact on purchasing behaviour of implementing junk free checkouts: a pre–post study