This month the American Heart Association Advocacy volunteers and staff scored a big win in Rogers, Arkansas where Mayor Greg Hines signed an executive order outlining new healthy vending standards for city property.
With this win, Rogers becomes the third city in Arkansas to provide healthy vending guidelines. The mayor's executive order ensures that vending machines will not include items with dangerous trans saturated fats or high sodium content while making sure that those with diet restrictions will have available options. Don’t worry, you can still get your favorite candy bar! But these standards will help make the healthy choice the easy choice for city employees, citizens, and visitors.
Watch for Advocacy staff and volunteers to be coming to your town or sign up here to join us as we fight obesity across Arkansas… because, You’re the Cure!
For more information on healthy vending in Arkansas please email Heyward.Whetsell@heart.org.