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Making Change: Healthier Vending for Municipalities

Guide and model vending agreement

Fact Sheet
Model Legal Document
Food & Beverages
Child Care & Schools

Every day, people walk past vending machines in cities and towns across America. For a dollar or two they can grab a quick snack or drink without leaving the building or waiting in a line. But increasingly, Americans want more than just convenience in their vending machines. They want healthy, tasty, affordable options.

ChangeLab Solutions developed Making Change to explore different options for municipalities looking to develop a healthy vending policy to improve the food environment for people working for, visiting, and being served by local government agencies.

In addition, we also developed a Model Healthy Municipal Snack and Beverage Vending Agreement, designed for those tasked with drafting and negotiating municipal vending contracts, provides model contract language to help nutrition advocates and municipalities improve the food environment while maintaining a reasonable cash flow.

NANA’s Model Vending Standards and Access to Healthy Choices Act: Through our working partnerships with the Centers for Science in the Public Interest and the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, we are also proud to connect you to model vending standards and a model state or local bill.