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  • investors_liberation_movement investors_liberation_movement Sep 15, 2011 5:35 AM Flag

    Healthy Vending Guidelines

    from King County, Washington (Seattle location)

    Why do we need Healthy Vending Guidelines? (excerpts)

    Obesity and poor nutrition are serious problems in King County. A key strategy
    of obesity prevention is improving access to healthy food and reducing access to unhealthy food.

    The King County Healthy Vending Guidelines, adopted by the King County Board of Health,
    provide recommendations for the nutritional quality of food and beverages in vending machines
    to help make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

    It's often diffcult for King County residents to eat nutritious food when eating outside the home
    because there is a lack of healthy options-especially when making food and beverage selections
    from vending machines. ...this is the first time (April 2011) guidelines for selecting healthier choices
    for vending machines are available in King County.

    The goal of the King County Healthy Vending Guidelines is to make it easier for people to drink water and eat nutrient-rich
    whole food like: Vegetables: Fruit: Whole grains: Nuts & seeds: Fat-free & low-fat dairy: Lean meats, fish & beans:
    The guidelines are also intended to help you avoid eating unhealthy food and beverages
    ...like candy, chips, cookies, fried foods, soda and energy drinks.

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