Kids get free fruit in the grocery store?

@ricki_911 (19428)
Toronto, Ontario
February 10, 2016 3:53pm CST
I was reading this article and a local store is doing this now. Kids can grab a piece of fruit from a basket in the store, and eat it while shopping. I thought this isa great idea, but then suddenly thought someone will take advantage of it.
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@much2say (39124)
• United States
10 Feb 16
Our local Whole Foods has this kids program where they can grab one free snack card as they go in the store (apple, banana, fruit leather, string cheese). They get the snack and give the card to the cashier on the way out. When we go there, I make sure they eat it AFTER we get out of the store . . . I would just feel weird eating it IN the store.
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@ricki_911 (19428)
• Toronto, Ontario
10 Feb 16
I completely agree. How would they keep track of it and know you got it from the basket and not off the shelf?.
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@much2say (39124)
• United States
11 Feb 16
@ricki_911 I guess they go by the "honor" system. I would hope that parents would be responsible to teach their children right from wrong - one would think it's up the to parents (or whomever takes the kids to the store) to monitor it. But yah, it's always possible their will be folks who will take total advantage of it.
@ricki_911 (19428)
• Toronto, Ontario
11 Feb 16
@much2say You would think so but I see a few that are questionable
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
11 Feb 16
A small treat can make other people a good opportunity to take advantage of it. Is it limited to certain kids?
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• United States
11 Feb 16
At my store ~I believe it says one per child and under a certain age.
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@Shavkat (62351)
• Philippines
11 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby It seems there is also some limitation then. Thanks for sharing that information.
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
There will always be greedy people to take advantage of a good thing.
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@ricki_911 (19428)
• Toronto, Ontario
10 Feb 16
Your absolutely right.
• United States
11 Feb 16
@marlina Agreed! There are people who will take advantage of "free items"
• United States
11 Feb 16
The grocery store I go to, the kids can grab a fruit once they exit. I think it's motivational for the child to eat healthy (fruits) and then they can be less fussy in the store too? Plus, they know their parents will shop more if the kids are well fed with a snack? It can be a selling tactic.