[vendtalk] Vending Machines Face Nutrition Restrictions In Washington DC

Vandervoort's vandervoorts at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 9 19:55:14 UTC 2011

FYI - 
Vending Times
Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011, Posted On: 3/8/2011 
Vending Machines Face Nutrition Restrictions In Nation's Capital

Emily Jed
Emily at vendingtimes.net 

WASHINGTON, DC -- District of Columbia councilmember Mary Cheh is
introducing a bill that would regulate the types of snacks offered in the
estimated 4,000 vending machines operating in municipal and federal
facilities in the nation's capital.
The vending restrictions are part of the broader workplace-wellness bill
that would require a fitness plan for all city workers that would encourage
them to take exercise breaks and eat healthier food while in the office.
"A well-structured workplace-wellness program can reduce health costs,
improve morale and productivity, and improve employee recruitment and
retention," Cheh said. "As we fight a citywide obesity epidemic, the
District government can be a leader in improving the health of our

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