IU Health removing sugary drinks from hospitals
Posted: 05/17/2013 at 11:30 am
By: Associated Press
Indiana University Health implemented the change this week at its downtown Indianapolis and Fishers hospitals. It plans to eventually also do so at its about dozen other hospitals around the state.
IU Health dietitian Kate Juergens tells The Indianapolis Star that the move is aimed at making it easier for hospital visitors and workers to make healthier choices.
The only sodas now available in the cafeterias are diet drinks such as Diet Coke, Coke Zero and light lemonade.
IU Health also asked its outside restaurant vendors to stop selling all full-sugar beverages, although not all have gone along.
Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com