Sugary drinks have been banned at Nelson and Wairau Hospitals. In what was hailed as a national first, a change in the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board’s healthy eating policy means that all drinks sweetened with sugar were taken off the shelves at cafes and shops on hospital grounds. Soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and flavoured milk are all forbidden since March 31, 2014. Fruit juices with no added sugar are not affected.

Sugary drink ban from Nelson/Wairau hospitals
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