Obesity and poor nutrition are serious problems in Clark County. A key strategy of obesity prevention is improving access to healthy food and reducing access to unhealthy food.
Businesses and organizations can play an important role in supporting healthy eating habits by promoting healthier vending/cafeteria options to children, youth and adults.
Although vending machines are a popular channel for convenient snack foods and beverages, they are often a source of less-than healthy-products. A great majority of options are high in calories, fat and added sugars, and low in nutrients.
Promotional efforts such as point of purchase signs on vending machines, cafeteria lines and worksites can increase awareness and selection of healthier foods and beverages.
Healthy Vending Policies
Healthy vending policies are an emerging strategy to improve the nutritional quality of food available in vending machines.
They can be designed to make healthier food more readily available, affordable and appealing. Policies can work to change individual factors (e.g., knowledge of how to choose healthier options), and environmental factors (e.g., access to healthier options).
We have developed a Healthy Vending Toolkit PDF 14MB to help walk you through the process of creating a healthy vending policy within your organization.
Healthy Vending Signs
We have developed point of purchase signs that can be placed both on and around your vending machines, and worksites.
These signs are FREE of charge. All signs are 8.5 x 11 in size. The signs come in both a cling form that will adhere directly to vending machines and glass surfaces or in the traditional form that you can affix to a wall.
Below are examples of the two signs we have developed. One focuses on drinks, while the other focuses on snacks and foods.
Click on one of the below flyers to download a printer-friendly 8.5x11 PDF:
If you are interested in receiving free clings or professionally-printed signage, please email us at email@example.com or call us at (702) 759-1270.