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B.C. Hospitals Ban ‘Junk’ Food


April 1, 2008
By Canadian Vending

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The B.C. government is banning junk food from all hospital vending machines next spring, but fast food will still be allowed.
Health Minister George Abbott says the ban on junk food in vending
machines is an effort to stem the rising incidence of chronic disease.

The B.C. government is banning junk food from all hospital vending machines next spring, but fast food will still be allowed.
Health Minister George Abbott says the ban on junk food in vending machines is an effort to stem the rising incidence of chronic disease.

He says he’s also aware some hospital food may contain trans fats, but says that’s not on his agenda at the moment.
Abbott was also asked about fast food outlets in some hospitals.

He says for the time being contracts between health authorities and companies like Tim Hortons are not affected by the ban on junk food in vending machines.

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But Abbott says in future, the authorities will have to look more closely at the food being served in their facilities.