Study: Healthy Snacks Popular Among Consumers

Sept. 19, 2017

A study from Yale University found that when healthy vending machine snacks were offered for sale, along with information about their nutritional content and promotional items, more people purchased them. Medical News Bulletin reports researchers wanted to find out if stocking vending machines with healthy snack and beverage choices would result in greater sales of such products. They selected 56 vending machines around a university campus, 28 for snacks and 28 for beverages, located next to each other in libraries, departmental buildings with classrooms, dorms and in administrative buildings and studied the sales data over the course of five months.