Healthy Vending Machines are Here!
Healthy snacks and beverages are
now available in vending machines throughout City departments! Vend Natural was
selected by the City through an open, competitive process.
This new initiative recognizes
the City’s simultaneous roles as a public health agency, large employer,
children’s activity provider, and public facility operator, and establishes the
City as a leader in modeling healthy choices for the entire Alexandria
community. New machines will ensure that City employees and community members
have access to healthy snacks and beverages, making the healthy choice the easy
What to expect from new machines:
Snacks and beverages in the
machines follow USDA’s “Smart
Snacks in Schools”, nutrition standards, which include at least 50%
whole grain and up to 200 calories, 35% fat, 35% sugar, and 200mg salt.
- Items include whole grain cookies, bars, chips, and crackers, and
low calorie beverages.
- Machines accept credit cards, operate with greater energy
efficiency, offer improved customer service, and have digital screens that
display nutritional information before you make a purchase!
If you have any questions, please
contact Rena Needle, Community Coordinator at the Alexandria Health Department
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.4934.