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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. 

Visscher, T., van Hal, W., Blokdijk, L., Seidell, J., Renders, C., and Bemelmans, W.
Evidence Summary
Food Environment, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks
School, Cafeteria/Canteen
Youth (12-17)