San Francisco General ditches sugary beverages

San Francisco General ditches sugary beverages

Move affects retail cafés, and stores, vending and patient dining.

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center stopped selling or serving sugar sweetened beverages of any type on its campus starting June 12. The Healthy Beverage Initiative affects retail cafés, and stores, vending and patient dining and involves the removal of regular sodas, juice cocktails and sweetened flavored waters in favor of selections like water, carbonated and flavored water, milk, tea, coffee, diet soft drinks and 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices.

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