Oct 16, 2017

Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars

"Super-sized" chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 calories or under, the head of the body says. Under the plans, most "Grab bags" will be banned - with hospitals given a cash boost for facilitating the change. Pre-packed savoury meals and sandwiches must also contain no more than 5g of saturated fat per 100g. In April, NHS England said it would ban sugary drinks if hospital outlets did not cut down on the number they sell. Public Health England says hospitals have an "Important role" in addressing obesity and not just dealing with the consequences.

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