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Economic costs and benefits of promoting healthy takeaway meals at workplace canteens

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Economic costs and benefits of promoting healthy takeaway meals at workplace canteens. / Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård; Mørkbak, Morten Raun; Nordström, Leif Jonas.

I: Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Bind 3, Nr. 4, 2012.

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Jensen, JD, Mørkbak, MR & Nordström, LJ 2012, 'Economic costs and benefits of promoting healthy takeaway meals at workplace canteens', Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, bind 3, nr. 4. https://doi.org/10.1515/2152-2812.1116

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Jensen, J. D., Mørkbak, M. R., & Nordström, L. J. (2012). Economic costs and benefits of promoting healthy takeaway meals at workplace canteens. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, 3(4). https://doi.org/10.1515/2152-2812.1116

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Jensen JD, Mørkbak MR, Nordström LJ. Economic costs and benefits of promoting healthy takeaway meals at workplace canteens. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. 2012;3(4). https://doi.org/10.1515/2152-2812.1116

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Jensen, Jørgen Dejgård ; Mørkbak, Morten Raun ; Nordström, Leif Jonas. / Economic costs and benefits of promoting healthy takeaway meals at workplace canteens. I: Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. 2012 ; Bind 3, Nr. 4.

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