Executive Order No. 70, Healthier City Vending Machines, Denver, Colorado

Jurisdiction Name: Denver
State/Province: CO
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 600,158
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: WebPDF
Policy type: executive order
Year: 2018
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food security
Keywords: executive order, food standards, fresh produce, healthy, nutrition, nutrition standards, public, standards, vending, vending machines
Adopting Government Department(s):

Denver City Council

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Department of General Services
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Funding Amount: n/a
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Approved by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, this executive order sought to establish city vending machines with healthier offerings and proper nutritional labeling. In particular, all of the public city-owned vending machines offerings must consist of at least 75% foods and beverages that meet the Healthier Vending Nutrition Standards informed by the General Services Administration’s “Health and Sustainable Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations,” the U.S.D.A.’s “A Guide to Smart School Snacks in School,” and Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment’s “Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact.” These guidelines include foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds with no added sugar, and other snacks that meet the following standards: are less than or equal to 200 calories, 10% of calories from saturated fat, 230 milligrams of sodium, 35% of calories from sugar, and 0 grams of trans fat. Similar standards exist for beverages.

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