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Making Change – A Guide to Healthier Vending Machines for Municipalities

This US-based guide explores different options for municipalities looking to develop a healthy vending policy to improve the food environment for people working for, visiting, and being served by local government agencies. Sections of the guide explore: procurement; steps to implementing a healthy vending machine policy; working with partners; managing the project; various policy options; how to determine the proportion of healthy to non-healthy items; potential barriers; and putting the policy into effect. *Note: nutrition standards for vending machines should be based on Health Canada’s nutrition guidance and the ‘Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide.’

Resource Information

Date

January 1, 2012

Author

Change Lab Solutions

Type

Guide

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Community-at-large, Recreation Centre, School, Workplace

Age

Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Environment

Language

English

Jurisdiction

International

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