Soft drink ban at regional hospitals
A REGIONAL health district in New South Wales has banned the sale of soft drinks at hospitals, in a move believed to be an Australian first.
The Murrumbidgee Health District last week banned soft drink sales in an effort to reduce sugar consumption at 31 hospitals across the Riverina.
A NSW government report estimated obesity cost the state about $19 billion in 2008.
Drinks with high sugar content have been linked to obesity, which a NSW government report estimated cost the state about $19 billion in 2008. - ARM NEWSDESK