Requires all food and beverages in vending machines on city-owned or leased property, or on real property which is occupied by city employees during the day, to meet specified sodium and trans fat standards, and for all machines to provide calorie labeling information. Also requires 25% of food products to meet additional nutrition standards relating to calories, fat and sugar content; and 50% of beverages to meet calorie standards, with other guidelines for milk and juice.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
Background section refers to a desire "to provide a healthier food and beverage vending program" and "to further promote the City’s commitment to improving the health of its employees and visitors."
Although this was not labeled as a purpose or intent section, the "Background" section states: "The City of Albuquerque desires to provide a healthier food and beverage vending program for vending machines located on all City property; and to further promote the City’s commitment to improving the health of its employees and visitors of all City of Albuquerque properties."
Part of Administrative Instructions, Administrative section, Purchases. History/ordinances: Council Resolution R-16-52 (Enacted).