Army Health Overhaul Includes Healthy Vending

The Army News recently reported on health initiatives, including replacing soda fountains with milk and juices and having half of all vending machine snacks healthy.

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Editor's Insight: This site reported on 01-28-11 that the Army has introduced the National Automatic Merchandising Association's Fit Pick healthy vending program to all 14 Army installations that provide Advanced Individual Training. This is an excellent endorsement of the Fit Pick program, and one that vending operators should use when offering the program to their customers.

The Army has recognized the obesity epidemic as threatening the well being of its soldiers. 02-01-11 Elliot Maras