Healthy vending machines give employees and families’ access to healthier choices
Great news! City of Tulsa adopted a new policy that ensures that if vending machines are located on city properties that are visited by the public, such as public libraries, parks, nature centers, the convention center and community centers, they will meet recommended nutrition standards to provide patrons with healthier options.
In addition, Tulsa’s 3,500 city employees will benefit from healthier choices in vending machines where they work, including City Hall, police and fire departments. With a population of more than 395,000, including approximately 100,000 children, this is a critical step in building a culture of health for all Tulsans.
The American Heart Association advocates for healthier options in all worksite cafeterias and vending machines and applauds the City of Tulsa for leading the nation on this important effort to ensure access to healthy options for those that live, work, and play in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
***** Resources are available to help companies develop their own policies and tips to make a workplace healthier in the Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit.