Coca-Cola and Pepsi are going to start voluntarily putting calorie counts on vending machines, in a plan announced by the American Beverage Association this week. The plan is getting them some great press, because they appear to be taking initiative and prioritizing their customers’ health…if you’re totally blind to the beverage industry’s huge lobby against regulation that would actually benefit consumers. More
Topic: vending machines
A medium pie with extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage and onions. That might be your pizza delivery order, but it could also soon be what you type into a vending machine. Let’s Pizza vending machines, which have existed for about three years in Europe, are coming to America. Yuck. Even more instant gratification for the frozen-dinner-and-fast-food palate of the average American citizen. More
Seattle may be on the cutting edge of nutrition for students with one of the nation’s strictest bans on junk food, but that may not last much longer. According to their school board, they are losing a lot of money because–shockingly enough–kids don’t want to purchase orange juice and granola bars. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but schools should be allowed to sell junk food.
Organic vending machines are the new trend in schools and businesses, according to an article on MSNBC, but are they really providing healthier snacks? According to the article, more companies are popping up that offer organic, natural, and healthy alternatives to vending machine snacks, in response to consumer demand. Demand is particularly strong in schools, where officials are now required to set nutritional standards for all food in schools (even vending machine fare), thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 passed in congress last month. Instead of Twinkies and Oreos, companies are starting to stock their machines with organic fruit snacks, organic chips, and all-natural fruit juice. More