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Establishes nutrition standards for food and beverages sold through vending machines on county property.
Refers to childhood obesity (Purpose section).
Refers to: chronic disease, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, unhealthy dietary practices, encourage healthier diets, access to healthy food and beverages (Purpose section).
Refers to nutrition-related chronic diseases as "major drivers of the escalating health care costs." (Purpose section.)
"Obesity rates are rising in the county among both children and adults. Obesity and poor nutrition are among the leading causes of chronic disease, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stoke, and cancer, and are major drivers of the escalating health care costs. The abundance of inexpensive low-nutrient, calorie-dense food and beverages in community and work environments are important contributors to unhealthy dietary practices." (Purpose section.)
"The purpose of the County of Los Angeles Vending Machine Nutrition Policy is to encourage healthier diets by increasing access to healthy food and beverages and reducing access to unhealthy food and beverage options for County employees and the public at County facilities." (Purpose section.)
"This policy as it exists now or may exist in the future will apply to all new vending machine agreements as well as any new amendments to existing vending contracts." "Policy" section.
"Periodically monitor the implementation and impact of the policy by collecting data to assess the nutritional content of foods and beverages and show consumption trends.[Department of Public Health] will report back to the Board of Supervisors annually." Sec. 3.115, "Policy" section.
Part of Chapter 3, Administration and General Government; sec. 3.115 County of Los Angeles Vending Machine Nutrition Policy. History: (August 8, 2006, Board Order 25; February 17, 2009, Board Order 6; August 18, 2009, Board Order 2).