An Auckland DHB spokesperson said: “As a DHB we have an obligation to model a healthy food environment and we are in the process of moving all our food offerings to a greater range of healthy choices.
“We have not yet agreed how we will implement the new regional healthy food guidelines. They are still under discussion and we will take a pragmatic approach.
“We have been working with all our food retailers over the last two plus years to move toward healthier options and Kwikimart is the only vendor to have made no efforts to change.
“Additionally, in feedback from staff, patients and visitors we heard that people wanted a different food offering, including more healthy quick options."
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