MetroWest Moves is currently working on a Healthy Vending Initiative to promote healthier vending machine options.
To improve the options available in vending machines throughout the community, MetroWest Moves is partnering with schools, employers, institutional managers, employees, and vending machine owners, placing special emphasis on employers in low-income areas with large proportions of minority employees. We are identifying vending machine locations and the types of food and drinks typically found in the machines. MetroWest Moves is learning about when and why people use the vending machines, what they choose, and what other options they might like to have. We are raising awareness of healthier choices, and seeking to introduce more healthy choices into vending machines.