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Healthy Vending Machines: Are you tired of the same old junk?

According to a 2010 report by the Snack Food Association, about 74% of consumers are trying to eat healthier, with about 65% eating specific foods to lose weight. Sales of healthier snacks are outpacing traditional snack foods by 3 to 1, yet the majority of vending machines still contain mostly junk-food.

The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) is ready to help workplace environments tackle this issue in 2013. They recently created a set of model food and beverage vending machine standards and well as a model policy for helping implement the standards.
Margo G. Wootan, co-founder of NANA and director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and Katherine Bishop, nutrition policy associate at the CSPI, co-wrote Tired of the Same Old Vending Machine Junk? for Community Commons which highlights their tools for transforming vending machines to help people reach their healthy eating goals.
Get more information from
  • Healthier Vending Pilot Project,
  • Success Stories,
  • Tool Kits,
  • Map Data, and
  • More!