City to get healthier vending options

The Baltimore Sun

April 21, 2016
in Procurement

Baltimore is joining dozens of cities offering healthier vending options in public buildings.

Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen will introduce new vending machines this afternoon with at least half the options to include nutritious foods. The city adopted new standards for vending machines in August.

Foods to be offered include baked chips, nuts, granola bars, water and juice. Under the new standards, machines will be required to provide items with no trans-fat, healthy items that are prominently placed and competitively priced, as well as healthier beverage choices, among other things.

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