Indiana Health system banishes "bad" beverages

All sugary drinks have been removed from cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops.

May 20—Indiana University Health, based in Frankfort, has started removing all sugary drinks from its cafeterias, vending machines and gift shops.

The system implemented the change this week at its hospitals in downtown Indianapolis and Fishers and plans to eventually also do so at about dozen other hospitals around the state, The Indianapolis Star reported.

The only sodas now available in the cafeteria at Riley Hospital for Children are diet drinks such as Diet Coke, Coke Zero and light lemonade. The cafeterias also plan to start marking foods as green, yellow and red to signal which ones are better options.

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