Pilot Study: Vending Machines at the University of Auckland

"Vending machines are a convenient source of energy-dense nutrient-poor food and beverages. University students spend a significant time on campus; the exposure to a food environment that fails to support healthy food choices may be detrimental to their health. The aim of this pilot study was to audit the nutritional content and cost of food and beverages available from vending machines located within a large urban university campus in New Zealand and to examine the relationship between product availability and sales..."

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