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Public Health Commitment


NAMA, with the support of the Partnership for a Healthier America and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, announced that it has adopted a public health commitment to substantially increase the percentage of ‘better for you’ offerings to 33% in the nation's vending machines.

The commitment, implemented over the next three years, represents a nearly 40% increase over current levels of ‘better for you’ offerings — those that meet at least two recognized public health standards.

“There are nearly four million vending machines serving snacks and beverages every day, 24/7, across this country,” said NAMA CEO Carla Balakgie. “Vending is everywhere consumers work, play and live and NAMA regards this initiative as a bold, ambitious, and meaningful step to meet the growing consumer demand for healthier choices.”

Foundational Participating Operator Companies

Accent Food Services
Pflugerville, TX
accentfoods.com

All Star Services
Port Huron, MI
allstarservices.com

American Food & Vending Corporation
Syracuse, NY
afvusa.com

Aramark Refreshment Services
Philadelphia, PA
aramarkrefreshments.com

Canteen
Charlotte, NC
canteen.com

Diamond Vending
Highland, IN
diamondvendinginc.com

Evergreen Refreshments
Seattle, WA
evergreenvending.com

Five Star Food Service
Chattanooga, TN
fivestar-food.com

Imperial, Inc.
Tulsa, OK
imperialco.com

Refreshment Solutions
New Orleans, LA
refsol.com

Trolley House Refreshments, Inc.
Richmond, VA
trolleyhouseva.com

Vendedge
Roswell, GA
vendedge.net

Questions?

Roni Moore
VP Public Relations
rmoore@namanow.org

“Our fundamental goal is to make healthier choices accessible to all,” said Nancy E. Roman, CEO of the Partnership for a Healthier America. “We applaud NAMA and its members for their efforts with this commitment and we look forward to helping to make it a success.” Partnership for a Healthier America will collaborate with NAMA on the measurement and evaluation components of the public health commitment.
— Nancy E. Roman, CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

“The Alliance for a Healthier Generation commends NAMA and its members for their commitment to providing more ‘better for you’ products to their customers,” said Kathy Higgins, CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “We believe that many actions like this taken across sectors will create the systemic changes needed to ensure that all children and families have the opportunity to lead healthy lives. We are excited to join NAMA at this critical step in this journey, leveraging our strengths in stakeholder engagement and community activation to maximize the impact of voluntary industry action.”
— Kathy Higgins, CEO, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

“In the months ahead, we will continue to work with our members to measure the results of this commitment to deliver a meaningful increase in the number of ‘better for you’ options in the marketplace. We’ll also continue to work collaboratively with public health partners, and to engage with food manufacturers to encourage them to continue to support this important initiative through new products and complementary marketing.”
— Greg Sidwell, NAMA Chair and CEO, G&J Marketing and Sales