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

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.

Resource Information

Date

April 16, 2009

Author

Visscher, T., van Hal, W., Blokdijk, L., Seidell, J., Renders, C., and Bemelmans, W.

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, School

Age

Youth (12-17)

Topic

Food Environment, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, International

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