Recently Valley Vending Services implemented “Balanced Choices” at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Balanced Choices are vending items meeting the following criteria:  7 grams or less of fat, 260 milligrams or less of sodium and 260 or less calories.

These items are labeled as such inside the vending machine so consumers know which selections meet the Balanced Choices criteria.

“In conducting rounds yesterday,” said Jan Hankey, Director of Nutrition Services, “I noticed nearly all the Balanced Choices foods were sold out or the inventory was almost out.”

This indicates consumers are purchasing the healthier options compared to the other options.

If your organization would like to launch healthy policies in the workplace, please contact Megan Bebb with the Activate Buffalo County coalition,
(308)865-2286 or by email.

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