University tries out ban on sweetened beverages


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University of California, San Francisco vendors no longer sell beverages with added sugar

Visitors are free to bring in whatever beverage they want -- or leave campus to buy it

CNN —  

On average, Americans consume more than 40 gallons of sugary drinks each year. In an effort to change what is apparently an everyday behavior for many people, public health researchers at the University of California, San Francisco took a bold step. They persuaded every vendor on campus to stop selling beverages with added sugar.

“It’s a sales ban, which means the university has opted out of the business of selling and profiting off of sugar-sweetened beverages,” said Laura Schmidt, a professor of heal