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Nutritional quality of beverages available in vending machines in health and social care institutions: do we really want such offers?

J Health Popul Nutr 2021 Jul 2;40(1):29. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor, Žitna ulica 15, 2000, Maribor, Slovenia.

Background: Vending machines represent one way of offering food, but they are overlooked in the efforts to improve people's eating habits. The aim of our study was to analyse the variety and nutritional values of beverages offered in vending machines in social and health care institution in Slovenia.

Methods: The available beverages were quantitatively assessed using traffic light profiling and the model for nutrient profiling used by Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Read More

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Availability, Nutritional Profile and Processing Level of Food Products Sold in Vending Machines in a Spanish Public University.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 06 25;18(13). Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Department of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, 01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Background: Given the lack of data about the nutritional value and other determinants of the consumption of foods and drinks sold in vending machines in European universities and the relevance of this sector in Spain, it is necessary to obtain scientific data on this topic. The present study aimed to assess the availability, nutritional profile and processing level of food products from vending machines at a Spanish public university and to investigate differences in nutritional profile according to the cost and promotion.

Methods: Cross-sectional descriptive study. Read More

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On-campus food environment, purchase behaviours, preferences and opinions in a Norwegian university community.

Public Health Nutr 2021 Jun 25:1-12. Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Department of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Paseo de la Universidad, 7, 01006Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Objective: To assess the food environment at OsloMet, through the nutritional profile and processing level of available commercial foods and drinks, as well as to determine food-purchasing behaviours, preferences and opinions on the food environment, in order to identify whether interventions on campus need to be conducted.

Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study.

Setting: Pilestredet and Kjeller campus of OsloMet (Norway). Read More

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Favorable Commercial and Health Behavior Impacts of a Healthy Vending Policy at an Australian University.

J Acad Nutr Diet 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Background: The World Health Organization recognizes universities as an important health-promotion setting, including in healthy food provision. Previous research shows that healthy food retail interventions also need to consider commercial sustainability, including financial outcomes, and should take a holistic approach to consumer experience.

Objective: Our aim was to determine the health behavior and commercial outcomes of a multicomponent traffic light-based healthy vending policy implemented as one part of a holistic university food policy. Read More

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Business outcomes of healthy food service initiatives in schools: A systematic review.

Obes Rev 2021 Aug 7;22(8):e13264. Epub 2021 May 7.

Geelong, Global Obesity Centre, Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Fear of unfavorable business outcomes, including negative financial impacts, deters implementation of school food service initiatives to support healthy student eating behaviors. There have been no systematic reviews to guide feasible long-term healthy school food initiatives. This review aimed to synthesize evidence on the effect of school food service initiatives on business outcomes, including commercial viability, stakeholder perceptions, customer perceptions, and initiative maintenance and scale-up. Read More

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Secondary School Nutrition Policy Compliance in Ontario and Alberta, Canada: A Follow-Up Study Examining Vending Machine Data from the COMPASS Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 04 6;18(7). Epub 2021 Apr 6.

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada.

(1) Objective: To longitudinally assess food and beverages sold in vending machines in secondary schools (grades 9-12) participating in the COMPASS study (2015/2016 and 2018/2019) and (2) to examine if patterns and trends observed in previous years (2012/2013 to 2014/2015) are consistent with lack of policy compliance in Ontario and Alberta, Canada. (2) Methods: Policy compliance was assessed through comparing nutritional information on drink (e.g. Read More

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Determination of the composition and properties of PET bottles: Evidence of the empirical approach from Perm, Russia.

Waste Manag Res 2021 May 17;39(5):720-730. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Environmental Engineering, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Efficient collection systems and information about the characteristics and quality of collected secondary plastic waste flows are of fundamental importance for the development of circular economies. In order to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of separate collection systems for plastic packaging, especially polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, characteristic of the collected PET bottles in street mesh containers were studied in the city of Perm, Russia. The share of extraneous fractions was assessed and differentiation was carried out by volume, type of product, label presence, shape, content of solid and liquid impurities and colour. Read More

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Impact of Intervention on College Students' Vending Selections.

J Am Coll Health 2021 Apr 2:1-7. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, The University of Mississippi, University, Oxford, Mississippi, USA.

Objectives: To place in vending machines and determine if different sales strategies affect selection.

Participants: University students living in resident halls.

Methods: Vending machines included 50% and 50% non compliant snacks. Read More

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Are closed campus policies associated with adolescent eating behaviours?

Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can 2021 Mar;41(3):73-84

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Introduction: The effectiveness of school nutrition regulations may be undermined by food environments surrounding schools. Given challenges in regulating external retail, some have recommended policies that ensure students are unable to leave school property during the day (closed campus policies; CCP). We aimed to examine whether CCP are associated with student eating behaviours. Read More

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Accidental Consumption of Aspartame in Phenylketonuria: Patient Experiences.

Nutrients 2021 Feb 23;13(2). Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK.

Aspartame is a phenylalanine containing sweetener, added to foods and drinks, which is avoided in phenylketonuria (PKU). However, the amount of phenylalanine provided by aspartame is unidentifiable from food and drinks labels. We performed a cross-sectional online survey aiming to examine the accidental aspartame consumption in PKU. Read More

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February 2021

Vending Machines in Australian Hospitals: Are They Meeting the Needs of the Consumer?

J Nutr Educ Behav 2021 02;53(2):183-186

Department of Dietetics and Foodservices, Mater Health, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The current report explores how well vending machines are meeting the needs of health care organizations and their staff and visitors in Australia. Hospital vending machines often provide the only source of food through the night to staff and visitors and traditionally offer less-healthy options. Findings presented in this report suggest that vending machines are not meeting current statewide policies and guidelines for healthier food environments in health care. Read More

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February 2021

Adherence to dietary and physical activity guidelines among shift workers: associations with individual and work-related factors.

BMJ Nutr Prev Health 2020 Dec 23;3(2):229-238. Epub 2020 Sep 23.

School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Objectives: Shift work is associated with adverse effects on the health and lifestyle behaviours of employees. This study aimed to examine factors associated with adherence among shift workers to selected indicators of dietary and physical activity guidelines.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1300 shift workers. Read More

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December 2020

Association between Nutrition Policies and Student Body Mass Index.

Nutrients 2020 Dec 23;13(1). Epub 2020 Dec 23.

Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA.

In response to concerns about childhood obesity, many US states have implemented policies to limit the sale of unhealthy foods and beverages (e.g., snacks, desserts, and sugary drinks) sold in competition with school meal programs (i. Read More

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December 2020

Smart snacks in universities: possibilities for university vending.

Health Promot Perspect 2020 7;10(4):393-400. Epub 2020 Nov 7.

University of Memphis Dining, University of Memphis, TN, 38152, United States.

The study goal was to evaluate the nutritional impact of a healthy snack intervention on a southern university campus. This quasi-experimental study was conducted during the fall 2017 semester weekly for 14 weeks in a large southern U.S. Read More

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November 2020

Anonymous linkage between college students and HIV facilities: systematic evaluation of urine self-collection for HIV testing initiative in China.

Clin Infect Dis 2020 Dec 8. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China.

Background: Identifying young HIV-infected individuals who are unaware of their status is a major challenge for HIV control in China. To address this, an innovative, anonymous vending machine-based urine self-collection for HIV testing (USCT) program was implemented in 2016 in colleges across China.

Methods: From June 2016 to December 2019, 146 vending machines stocked with urine self-collection kits were distributed on 73 college campuses across 11 provinces of China. Read More

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December 2020

Do products from healthier vending machines on a university campus sell?

J Am Coll Health 2020 Dec 1:1-4. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics, The University of Auckland, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand.

Objective: This is a cross-sectional study that compares the sales of "healthy" and "unhealthy" vending machines following the introduction of healthier vending machines on a university campus. Healthy ("green" and "amber" category), competitively priced snacks and beverages in vending machines ( = 4) called were placed alongside standard vending machines ( = 11). The monthly sales data from all vending machines were captured electronically for 20 months. Read More

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December 2020

Environmental Factors of Youth Milk and Milk Alternative Consumption.

Am J Health Behav 2020 09;44(5):666-680

Assocoiate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON (Canada).

The objective of this research was to determine the school and community characteristics associated with milk and milk alternative (MMA) consumption by Canadian youth. We analyzed self-reported data from 50,058 Canadian students participating in the 2017-2018 wave of the COMPASS survey. We used logistic and linear regression analyses to identify school- and community-level factors associated with students meeting the MMA guidelines, and factors associated with daily number of MMA servings consumed, respectively. Read More

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September 2020

Sweet, Fat and Salty: Snacks in Vending Machines in Health and Social Care Institutions in Slovenia.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 09 27;17(19). Epub 2020 Sep 27.

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor, Žitna ulica 15, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia.

Vending machines in health and social care facilities are often the only possible choice for a quick snack for workers and visitors, in many cases providing unhealthy dietary choices. Our study aimed to analyse the variety and nutritional quality of foods available in vending machines placed in social and health care institution in Slovenia. The available snacks were quantitatively assessed, using traffic light profiling. Read More

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September 2020

HoloSelecta dataset: 10'035 GTIN-labelled product instances in vending machines for object detection of packaged products in retail environments.

Data Brief 2020 Oct 8;32:106280. Epub 2020 Sep 8.

ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

To assess the potential of current neural network architectures to reliably identify packaged products within a retail environment, we created an open-source dataset of 295 shelf images of vending machines with 10'035 labelled instances of 109 products. The dataset contains photos of vending machines by the provider Selecta, the largest European operator of vending machines. The vending machines are a mix of machines in public and private office spaces. Read More

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October 2020

The health benefits and cost-effectiveness of complete healthy vending.

PLoS One 2020 21;15(9):e0239483. Epub 2020 Sep 21.

School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.

Vending machines contribute to growing levels of obesity. They typically contain energy dense, high fat snacks and attempts at persuading consumers to switch to healthier snacks sold within the same machine have had limited success. This study explored the health benefits and cost effectiveness of the complete replacement of regular snacks with healthy items. Read More

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November 2020

Condom-vending machines in Italy: a qualitative exploration of gender differences to improve promotion and use.

Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care 2020 Dec 4;25(6):456-464. Epub 2020 Sep 4.

Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

Objectives: The purposes of this study were to explore gender differences in condom purchasing from condom-vending machines (CVMs) and identify ways to improve CVM promotion.

Methods: Semi-structured interviews with 42 men and women aged 18-50 years (mean ± standard deviation, 29.1 ± 7. Read More

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December 2020

The Effect of Supportive Implementation of Healthier Canteen Guidelines on Changes in Dutch School Canteens and Student Purchase Behaviour.

Nutrients 2020 Aug 12;12(8). Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

We developed an implementation plan including several components to support implementation of the "Guidelines for Healthier Canteens" in Dutch secondary schools. This study evaluated the effect of this plan on changes in the school canteen and on food and drink purchases of students. In a 6 month quasi-experimental study, ten intervention schools (IS) received support implementing the guidelines, and ten control schools (CS) received only the guidelines. Read More

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Implementation of the 'Healthier Drinks at Healthcare Facilities' strategy at a major tertiary children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2020 Aug 17;44(4):295-300. Epub 2020 Jul 17.

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland.

Objective: The World Health Organization recommends people reduce their free sugar consumption to <10% of daily energy intake. This study aimed to determine the viability of the 'Healthier Drinks at Healthcare Facilities' strategy to reduce the amount of free sugar available in beverages and influence consumer purchasing patterns.

Methods: Beverage environment modifications at a children's hospital limited the availability of less healthy options. Read More

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Vending Machines and Cardiovascular Prevention: How to Implement Healthy Dietary Habits at School.

High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev 2020 Oct 9;27(5):417-419. Epub 2020 Jul 9.

UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, Florence, Italy.

Too many children in Europe are overweight. The unregulated marketing of unhealthy products target to children, and the installation of vending machines stocked with unhealthy snacks in public venues, are contributing factors. While innovative legislation on the regulation of the nutritional quality of food and beverages sold in vending machines in schools has become law in some European countries, it is not on the political agenda in others. Read More

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October 2020

The association between sugar-sweetened beverage availability in school vending machines and school staff sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

Prev Med Rep 2020 Sep 27;19:101128. Epub 2020 May 27.

University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, 2115 Milvia Street, Third Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704, United States.

Reducing sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is a leading strategy to help combat high rates of adult obesity and overweight. Regulating SSB sales in schools has reduced access among youth. However, current federal school nutrition standards are focused on student rather than staff environments (i. Read More

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September 2020

Healthier school food and physical activity environments are associated with lower student body mass index.

Prev Med Rep 2020 Sep 8;19:101115. Epub 2020 May 8.

College of Health Solutions. Arizona State University. 500 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004, United States.

School food and physical activity (PA) environments can influence children's dietary and physical activity behaviors. However, evidence on whether school environment is associated with students' weight status is less definitive. In this study, we examined the association between students' body mass index (BMI) and measures of school food and PA environments. Read More

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September 2020

Supporting visitor compliance with a smoke-free policy at hospital using a nicotine replacement therapy vending machine.

Health Promot J Austr 2021 Jul 29;32(3):378-382. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

Health Promotion Service, Central Coast Local Health District, Gosford, NSW, Australia.

Issue Addressed: To support visitors to comply with Central Coast Local Health District's (CCLHD) smoke-free hospital grounds policy, a need was identified for round-the-clock availability of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Providing NRT through a vending machine was identified as a possible solution. This initiative complemented other strategies that provide staff and patients who smoke with NRT. Read More

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Antibiotic residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria detected in milk marketed for human consumption in Kibera, Nairobi.

PLoS One 2020 28;15(5):e0233413. Epub 2020 May 28.

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States of America.

The use of veterinary antibiotics is largely unregulated in low-income countries. Consequently, food producers rarely observe drug withdrawal periods, contributing to drug residues in food products. Drug residues in milk can cause immunogenic reactions in people, and selectively favor antibiotic-resistant bacteria in unpasteurized products. Read More

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Nature imagery on cigarette vending machines in Ireland: A lacuna in tobacco control.

Frank Houghton

Tob Prev Cessat 2019 27;5:46. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland.

Legislation in Ireland now requires standardised packaging for cigarette packets as well as the EU mandated combined graphic and text anti-smoking warnings. However, although overt tobacco advertising has also been banned for many years in Ireland, a lacuna currently exists in relation to cigarette vending machines. An examination of industry practice has identified the use of bucolic and coastal scenes on the outside of vending machines. Read More

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November 2019

Sugar intake and craving during alcohol withdrawal in alcohol use disorder inpatients.

Addict Biol 2021 03 19;26(2):e12907. Epub 2020 Apr 19.

Addictions Department, CHU Caremeau, Nîmes, France.

To assess whether changes in sugar intake and craving occur during alcohol withdrawal in humans, we conducted a prospective, observational study in a university hospital addictions treatment center. Recruited patients had severe alcohol use disorder and were hospitalized for 7 days in the short-stay unit for alcohol withdrawal and then for 6 weeks in the rehabilitation unit. During the hospital stay, they had no access to alcohol but had full access to sweet products and beverages in a shop and vending machines located inside the hospital. Read More

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