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Changing nutritional profile of vending machine products could help tackle obesity, study finds

Hospital vending machines that offer healthy snacks lead to NHS staff and patients consuming more water and dried fruit and fewer crisps and sugary drinks, according to research.

The study found that reducing the number of sugar-filled snacks and introducing healthier options in hospital vending machines encouraged people to reduce their intake of both sugar and calories.

The results of the trial, undertaken at one of the biggest NHS trusts in England, have already led to 632 vending machines at 105 other hospitals being overhauled to provide healthier products.

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The Guardian

 

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