Sharp Lines Drawn Over Hospitals’ Decision To Not Sell Sugary Beverages
Some say it's practicing what they preach, while others cry, "Just give 'em a Coke."
Hospitals Are Refusing To Sell Sugary Drinks, Drawing Grumbles
With obesity rising, more hospitals across the country are dropping sugary drinks from cafeterias and vending machines — and angering employees and visitors in the process.“ It’s ridiculous,” said Terry Vincent, a surgical technologist eating lunch one recent afternoon in a hospital cafeteria at the University of California, San Francisco, which stopped selling sugar-sweetened drinks on its campuses one year ago. Many visitors spend long, stressful hours at the hospital sitting vigil with loved ones, he pointed out, adding: “Give ‘em a Coke!”Officials at UCSF say the policy is popular among staff, and is helping to trim their waistlines, but many workers on their lunch break begged to differ. (Bailey, 10/24)