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Feasibility and Impact of Placing Water Coolers on Sales of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Dutch Secondary School Canteens

Food Environment This Dutch study found that the while placement of water coolers in school canteens appeared to be a feasible intervention, it did not affect  sales of sugar-sweetened beverages at the selected schools. It is suggested that this approach should not be prioritized in the combat against obesity. 

Author:
Visscher, T., van Hal, W., Blokdijk, L., Seidell, J., Renders, C., and Bemelmans, W.
Category:
Evidence Summary
Topics:
Food Environment, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks
Setting:
School, Cafeteria/Canteen
Age:
Youth (12-17)
Language:
English
Jurisdiction:
International