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US Food and Beverage Vending Trends Uncovered in New Research Report by Packaged Facts

14 Feb 2013 • by Natalie Aster

The city's new ordinance applies to vending machines in city-owned and -leased buildings, but not those at CTA stops. However, rules for vending machines on public property vary for each area of city government:

The Chicago Park District's rules are among the most detailed, even addressing fiber content and dark chocolate. Its vending machines have exchanged candy bars for granola bars and exchanged fried potato chips for veggie chips. Despite its food makeover, the Park District's beverage machines remain full of highcalorie soda and sports drinks. The Park District intends to change that by spring of 2013, when it will award a new beverage contract—and aiming for requirements that keep drinks under 25 calories and sugary drink ads off the machine.

Chicago Public Schools tightened standards for all food sold outside the cafeteria, including limits on fat and sugar in foods and the elimination of all drinks except low-fat milk, juice and water. Blue slushies will disappear from a la carte canteens, and sports drinks will be restricted to student athletes doing vigorous activity for at least one hour.

According to the report “Food and Beverage Vending Trends in the U.S.” by Packaged Facts, the majority of the nation’s secondary schools do not sell fruits and vegetables in school stores, snack bars or vending machines. In light of these findings, the project recommends that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) establish nutrition standards for all snack foods and beverages sold in school but outside of the school meals program as well as adopt policies and practices that ensure effective implementation of the standards.

Report Details
Food and Beverage Vending Trends in the U.S.
Published: January, 2013
Pages: 160
Price: US$ 3,995.00

More information can be found in the report “Food and Beverage Vending Trends in the U.S.” by Packaged Facts.

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