Healthy Vending Program For Iowa Rest Stops To Expand

An 8-week healthy vending program for highway rest stops by Capitol Vending in Iowa City supported by a $112,500 grant from the Wellmark Foundation was more successful than expected and will expand in Iowa City and the Des Moines metropolitan area, according to The Waterlooo Daily Courier in Waterloo, Ia. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: This program includes a user friendly Website,, which includes a nutrition calculator, a list of healthy vending success stories, and a list of organizations that support healthy vending initiatives, including the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s Fit Pick program.

Vending operators who are not yet offering healthy options will find the resources listed on this Website very helpful for launching such a program. 01-09-12 By Elliot Maras