Berkeley Is First in the U.S. to Ban Candy, Chips, and Soda From Grocery Store Checkout Lanes

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  • September 24, 2020
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Snack seekers shopping in Berkeley stores will have to travel a little further if they want chips, candy, soda, or other treats deemed unhealthy, after its city council unanimously approved a ban on checkout-stand displays of so-called “junk food.”

According to Berkeleyside, the ban is the first in the nation and applies to all retail establishments that are 2,500 square feet or larger — so your corner store will still have Ruffles or Snickers by the register, but places like

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