The War On Sugar: What Drinks Are In And Out At U-M Health System

September 30, 2013, 8:46 AM

University of Michigan Health System and the University of Michigan Medical School will no longer peddle sugary drinks in their cafeterias and vending machines, Christine MacDonald reports in the Detroit News.


Sodas, sweetened coffees, sports drinks, fruit-flavored drinks, energy drinks and sweetened tea.


Diet pop, 100 percent fruit juice, white and chocolate milk, milkshakes, smoothies, unflavored soy milk, water, flavored waters, unsweetened tea, coffee and vegetable juice.

“There’s been a lot of discussion around this,” a U-M spokesperson said. Officials sought feedback from focus groups, and, in the end, believed the complications from illnesses like obesity and diabetes are too severe not to act.

Read more:  Detroit News

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