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Offering healthier vending machine choices at your worksite is a key part of a sustainable wellness program.
Why promote healthy vending machine food?
Offering healthier vending machine choices at your worksite makes the healthier choice the easier choice. There are a long list of benefits, but here are three big reasons why:
- Support overall well-being
- Help employees be their best
- Model healthy behaviors
How can I help?
Learn how to get started from Healthy Nutrition Guidelines (Washington State Department of Health).
Tips to get started
Use these tips on what has and has not worked.
Things that worked
- Provide a variety of tasty and popular healthy items
- Label healthy items and post motivational 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