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Sugary vending snacks: Here to stay, for now

June 17, 2010
By National Post



Sugary vending snacks: Here to stay, for now
Toronto city council has put off banning sugared drinks and junk food for another year in city parks.

June 17, 2010 – The refreshment industry fought off a push to have vending machines
in city parks and recreation facilities go 100% healthy, at least for
now. Council decided to delay a decision on banning pop and energy
drinks for a year, reports the National Post.

“I’ve received letters from Coca-Cola and Pepsi, and they are good
corporate citizens … and I don’t think it would be fair to have this
discussion without their input at all,” said Councillor Mike Del Grande


The proposal was to phase in the sale of only juice, vegetable and
milk products at vending machines, starting next year. Staff had said
the city would likely take a financial hit under the proposed