In an attempt to increase the percentage of healthy food options in Hospital cafeterias, snacks that are too sugary or fatty will be kicked to the curb, reports ABC News.
ACT school canteens have already dumped most fatty and sugary foods, now Canberra’s health sector is about to do the same.
A discussion paper has recommended at least 80 per cent of foods and drinks sold in canteens, cafes and vending machines be green or amber health-rated foods.
No foods would be banned but high calorie items like chocolate, lollies, cakes and deep-fried foods could not be used for fundraising, rewards or other giveaways.
So nothing banned, just a switch in ratios.
So long as there is still some good old fashioned unhealthy comfort food I’m happy, because sometimes in hospital, you need some comfort food.
Also of not that we are the only state or territory in Australia not to have already implemented this, so it’s probably about time we put down the donuts and caught up.