DHBs remove fizzy sugary drinks - FGC media response

30 September 2015

The Bay of Plenty Times, Tauranga, asked FGC to comment on moves by the Department of Health to remove fizzy and sugary drinks from DHBs.

Katherine Rich responded:

Decisions about what food and drink hospitals sell is a matter for the Ministry of Health and DHBs.  The Minister of Health, Jonathan Coleman, and the Director-General, Chai Chuah, are demonstrating that they are thought leaders in finding innovative solutions to deal with the obesity issue.