Calif. hospital uses color codes for vending-machine food

Half of the beverage and snack options in vending machines at California's Kaweah Delta Health Care District are deemed healthy, and the hospital spent almost a year creating a color-code system to help consumers determine the best choices. Registered dietitian Alana Unger says hospitals can influence people to adopt healthier lifestyles, but the goal was not to "take everything away and force people to buy food that doesn't taste good."

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