The Healthy Nutrition Guidelines for Vending & Micro-Markets ensure healthy food and beverages are available in state facilities. The guidelines were developed for Washington State agencies, and we encourage other employers, businesses, and organizations to use them.
To meet the Healthy Nutrition Guidelines, each vending machine and micro-market must meet product mix guidelines; food and nutrient guidelines; and promotion, placement and calorie display guidelines.
More Resources and Examples
- Any snack or beverage that meets USDA's Smart Snacks in Schools meets the Healthy Nutrition Guidelines. Use Alliance for a Healthier Generation's product calculator.
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation's product search for healthy foods and beverages.
- Costco Smart Snacks items meet the Healthy Nutrition Guidelines for Vending & Micro-Markets.
- Read the Center for Science and Public Interest's Factsheet on the Financial Implications of Healthy Vending (PDF).