Sacramento, Calif. Lawmaker Seeks Nutrition Rules For Vending Machines On City Property

Aug. 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. city councilman Kevin McCarty wants the city to adopt a measure in the coming weeks that would ban sodas and “junk” foods in vending machines on city properties, including parks and community centers, according to KCRA-TV in Sacramento.

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Editor’s Insight: Sacramento, Calif. vending operators need to advise city council members that they have many products that meet nutrition rules.

Another news item in today’s VendingMarketWatch reports that soda consumption has been declining since 2000 without vending restrictions.

There are several nutrition programs that vending operators can offer to address health concerns, including the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s “Fit Pick” program 08-01-11 by Elliot Maras