From Vending Market Watch
The Issue With Going 100% Healthy In Vending MAY 3, 2018
In today’s VendingMarketWatch.com daily newsletter, you will find that another city has required healthy items in vending machines. In this case, it’s not just a percentage of the vending products required to be healthy, but 100 percent of them. The Balitmore County health officer was quoted in the article as saying that even though people will go to vending machines looking for something unhealthy, by not giving them the option, they pick something very, very healthy.
I think there are some flaws in that argument. The first is how to quantify “very, very healthy.” I don’t know if I would call baked chips or granola bars (both of which were mentioned as the allowed vending machine products) VERY, VERY healthy. Healthier, yes. Better for you than some of the alternatives — definitely. However, very, very healthy, makes me think of fresh vegetables and lean proteins – neither of which work well in a vending machine.
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