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Vending

Why promote healthy vending machine food?

Healthy vending machine food ensures employees have access to healthy snacks and beverages. These make it easier for employees to choose healthier foods while at work.

How can I help?

To sustain access to healthy foods in vending machines, you need written policies and procedures. Use the following resources to add healthy vending machines to your worksite:

Tips to get started

Use the following tips on what has and has not worked for the organizations we support.

Things that worked

  • Provide a variety of tasty and popular healthy items
  • Label healthy items and post motivational and promotional signage
  • Keep in contact with your delivery driver

Things to avoid

  • Not communicating or promoting the start of a healthy vending program
  • Not including employees in the process
  • Replacing all of the food in the machine with healthy foods right away

More resources

Contact

Email: wawellness@hca.wa.gov
Phone: 360-725-1700