Boulder, Colo. Mandates Healthier Fare In City Vending Machines

Boulder, Colo. will require healthier products in vending machines on city properties next year, according to The Boulder Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. 

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Editor’s Insight: The city is adopting some of the school district’s nutrition guidelines, demonstrating the way government entities influence one another. More important to vending operators is that private companies oftentimes follow government agencies in the areas of health and wellness.

While consumers do not buy “better for you” products as much as their traditional favorites, public agencies continue to adopt stricter rules out of the need to reduce obesity. This trend will continue for a long time and refreshment service operators have no choice but to address it. 06-30-11 by Elliot Maras