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NZ: Supermarket discounts and promotions favour sugary drinks

Supermarkets are discounting drinks loaded with sugar and salt more often than the healthy alternatives to pull shoppers through the doors, according to Otago University research.  Only 15 percent of the discounted drinks were considered healthy, including water, plain reduced-fat milk or plain reduced-fat soy drinks.

Researcher Louise Signal says, “we are interested in the role of environment in promoting healthy diet, and supermarkets are a key part of this environment.”

Read more: NZ Herald, 31 May 2009

Published on June 2, 2009 in New Zealand news