​As of January 1 2018 there are no more sugar-sweetened drinks for sale at our hospital. 

As part of NSW Health’s Healthy Food and Drink Framework we have restocked our fridges and vending machines with healthier drink options to choose from.​

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Our corporate services’ manager Adrienne Stern, executive director of operations Lee Gregory and Fresh Plus Café’s Jenny Webb checked out the new line-up for you. 

“We found a wide range of drinks still available to quench the thirst,” said Lee. 

“I’m excited that our hospital will be supporting the health of our staff and visitors by providing healthier options.”

One in two adults and more than one in five children in NSW are overweight or obese and there is a strong link between the consumption of sugary drinks, obesity and related diseases. 

NSW Health chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant said NSW Health was working toward a five per cent reduction in overweight and obesity rates in adults by 2020. 

"There’s no better way to start than right here on our own doorstep," Dr Chant said. 

With the initiative NSW Health hoped to not only offer better food and drink choices in its own facilities but also show how a workable strategy could be successfully implemented across any organisation to assist healthier choices in any staffing environment. 

More information on Healthy Food and Drink in NSW Health Facilities can be found at www.health.nsw.gov.au/heal 

Tips to make healthy normal can be found at www.makehealthynormal.nsw.gov.au