Why has Healthy Vending begun at Department of Parks and Recreation facilities?
  • We care about your health!
  • Prevention and management of chronic disease is essential for improving the overall health, life expectancy and quality of life for all our patrons and employees. 
  • We want to create healthy communities through people, parks, and programs. 
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health experts, small steps, like making healthier food and beverage choices more widely available in vending machines, can help reduce the frequency of Type 2 diabetes, obesity and other recurring diseases.
  • We want to work with our partners to reduce obesity and to promote a wellness within the County. 
  • Health and wellness is a major focus of its Formula 2040: Functional Master Plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Space. 

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1. What is Healthy Vending?
2. Why has Healthy Vending begun at Department of Parks and Recreation facilities?
3. What is the M-NCPPC Healthy Vending Policy?
4. Will all vending machines within the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation meet the Healthy Vending Standards?
5. Is it a permanent change?
6. Will this policy bring a price increase?
7. Does the policy call for fresh produce?
8. What is M-NCPPC's view on artificial sweeteners?
9. Can I suggest snack and/or beverage options that meet the Healthy Vending Standard?
10. Has this initiative been successful at the other agencies?