South Dakota Company Implements Color Coding System For Vending Machine Items

Sept. 21, 2015

South Dakota health insurance company DAKOTACARE has implemented a color coding system within its vending machines, Keloland reports. The company’s director of health and wellness worked with the state to begin the coding system. Officials look at overall calories, sodium, fat grams and the sugar content of each product in order to determine how to label the items. Healthy food items in the machines are labeled with a green sticker, meanwhile yellow stickers are given to foods that should only be eaten on occasion and red stickers are given to foods deemed “unhealthy” the source reports.