Iowa Initiative To Develop Nutrition Standards For Vending

The Iowa Department of Public Health has teamed with the Iowa State University Extension to develop a Nutrition Environment Measures Survey that evaluates the nutritional value of vending machine foods and beverages, according to

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Editor's Insight: Were the state officials in Iowa not aware of the National Automatic Merchandising Association's (NAMA) Fit Pick program? The NAMA program is a ready made program that addresses the need to inform consumers about the nutritional content of products in vending machine.

The state officials could have spent their time focusing on other aspects of the need to better educate the public about nutrition. 03-01-11 Elliot Maras