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Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department 249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Health Department 249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F

Contact

Health Department
704-336-4700

Sample Policy - Vending

Minimum Nutrition Standards for Vending Machine Beverages and Snacks  

Beverages  

50% of beverages offered in each vending machine shall be one or a combination of the following:

  1. Water and flavored water
  2. Non-fat or 1% low fat milk, flavored or unflavored
  3. 100% fruit/vegetable juice
  4. Tea, regular and herb, hot or cold; unsweetened
  5. Coffee
  6. All other non-caloric beverages, including diet sodas
  7. With product availability, beverages shall be no greater than 12 ounces, except for water, with a preference for juices in 6-8 ounce portions.
  8. Advertising on vending machines shall include advertising only of beverages that meet the nutrition standards.

Snack Food

  1. 50% of snacks/foods offered in each vending machine shall meet the following criteria:
  2. < 200 calories per snack
  3. <  35% total calories from fat, excluding nuts and seeds
  4. <  7% total calories from saturated fat
  5. Zero trans fat (< 0.5 g per serving)
  6. < 480 mg of sodium
  7. <  35% calories from total sugars with the exception of:
    • Fruits and vegetables without added sugar
    • Unflavored non-fat and low-fat yogurt
    • Flavored non-fat and low-fat yogurt with no more than 30 grams of total sugars per 8-ounce serving.
  8. Item selection should prioritize whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and nuts and seeds.
  9. Advertising on vending machines shall include advertising only of foods that meet the nutrition standards.
  10. Pricing on foods that meet the nutrition standards should be kept as close as possible to the price of foods that do not meet the standards

Consultation

Working Toward Wellness Representative will be available to consult with vendors on item placement in machines, healthy item identification strategies and consumer outreach and education

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department 249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Health Department 249 Billingsley Road Charlotte, NC 28211

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F

Contact

Health Department
704-336-4700