Sacramento, Calif. Considers Restricting Soda And Certain Snacks In Public Locations

A city councilman in Sacramento, Calif. is proposing that sodas and high-fat snacks be banned in public schools, according to The Sacramento Bee. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This report focuses on the access children have to unhealthy foods sold in vending machines, despite the fact that California schools have banned such products for 10 years.

This news report includes comments from consumers both pro and con.

Vending operators have to be proactive in advising customers they have healthy options. Another news item in today’s VendingMarketWatch notes that the National Automatic Merchandising Association ‘Fit Pick’ program has reduced its ‘Fit Pick’ sticker prices. 10-03-11