This resolution requires at least 50% of food and beverages sold in vending machines in County-leased or operated facilities to meet specified nutrition standards.
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Resolution refers to concerns about childhood obesity. Resolution at 1.
See, e.g., references to "healthy eating choices," "healthier snack items," "workplace wellness" and "healthy vending." Resolution at 1-2.
See this language: "employers have an obligation to create a healthier workforce by losing weight and reducing the vast medical costs and lost productivity linked to obesity." Resolution at 1.
Several findings are listed on pages 1-2 including, inter alia, "Employers have an obligation to create a healthier workforce by losing weight and reducing the vast medical costs and lost productivity linked to obesity;" "The Ulster County Legislature recognizes an opportunity to make healthy eating choices through vending machines;" and "Many organizations from the public and private sector are looking for ways to reduce health costs and by instituting workplace wellness programs that include healthy vending options." Resolution at 2.
Although not labeled, "intent" or "purposed" the resolution provides the following language: "RESOLVED, it is the desire of the Ulster County Legislature to provide a safe and healthy workplace by including healthy vending items as alternatives to junk food, and be it further RESOLVED, this policy specifies that no less than 50% of the food and beverages sold in vending machines in Ulster County-owned or leased facilities meet [certain] nutrition standards." Resolution at 2.
Specific nutrition standards are set forth, with the requirement that no less than 50% of the food and beverages sold in vending machines in Ulster County-owned or leased facilities meet those standards. Resolution at 2.
This is an uncodified resolution setting forth an administrative policy. History: approved on May 25, 2011.