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Availability of junk food should be reduced

Tammam J, Gillam L, Gesch B, Stein J. (2012) BMJ 2012;345:e7070   

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Abstract:

Prison inmates rely on two sources of food—main meals (provided by the prison) and items purchased from the canteen, the penal equivalent of a convenience store.

Prison meals meet nutritional guidelines, but purchased items—much of it “junk” food—may not. We analysed macronutrient and energy content of food available in a canteen from …