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Hawaii Launches 'Don't Drink Yourself Fat' Campaign
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2011
Hawaii's health department has kicked off a public awareness campaign aimed at discouraging consumption of sugary beverages...
Author: Emily Jed

CAVC Defends Industry As Healthy Vending Bill Advances
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 6, June 2011
A bill that would restrict vending selections on California state property passed the state Assembly's Business and Professional Committee...
Author: Emily Jed

Seattle Adopts Healthy Vending Guidelines
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2011
Washington's King County Board of Health approved guidelines that encourage organizations in greater Seattle to provide healthier choices in vending machines...
Author: Emily Jed

Boston Mayor Extends Sugary Drink Ban To All City Facilities
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2011
Mayor Thomas Menino issued an executive order on April 7 that expands his ban on sugar-sweetened drinks in schools to include all city properties and functions...
Author: Emily Jed

FDA Nutrition Labeling Director Will Discuss Proposed Vending Rule
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 5, May 2011
Felicia Billingslea, director of food labeling and standards staff at the FDA, will lead a business session on the proposed rule on calorie disclosure in vending in Chicago on April 27...
Author: Tim Sanford



FDA Issues Proposed Labeling Requirements For Vending Machines
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 4, April 2011
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration on April 1 issued two proposed regulations regarding calorie labeling on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food establishments and vending machines.
Author: Nick Montano

Washington Bill Would Nix 'Junk Food' From Venders In State Buildings
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011
State Rep. Laurie Jinkins has introduced a bill that mandates Washington agencies to improve nutrition of food sold to state employees and in state institutions...
Author: Emily Jed



Massachusetts Sets School Nutrition Rules For Vending, A La Carte Lines
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011
The state's health regulators have proposed rules to exclude soft drinks, salty and high-calorie snacks, white bread sandwiches and other foods considered to be unhealthy in vending machines...
Author: Emily Jed



Nevada Assemblyman Drafts 'Junk Food' Bill
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011
A state lawmaker is drafting a bill that would levy an extra sales tax on "junk food" purchased in Nevada restaurants and convenience stores. He did not specify vending machines...
Author: Emily Jed



Sacramento Councilman Proposes Tax On Soda; Wants It Out Of Vending Machines
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 3, March 2011
Councilman Kevin McCarty is exploring a tax on soda sold in Sacramento, as part of a broader initiative to combat child obesity...
Author: Emily Jed



Beverage Industry Transitions To Front-Of-Pack Labels
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2011
The American Beverage Association says calorie labels are making their way onto the front of many beverage containers...
Author: Emily Jed



New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Focus On Salt Reduction, Dish Up More Healthy Dining Tips
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2011
The seventh edition of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's dietary guidelines, and first update in five years, reiterate much of the advice from previous versions...
Author: Emily Jed



Military Wellness Movement Catches First Lady's Eye; NAMA's Fit Pick Factors In
Issue: Vol. 51, No. 2, February 2011
Michelle Obama visits SC's Fort Jackson, where venders are stocked with items that meet the Fit Pick criteria, to see if the effort to overhaul soldiers' diets could serve as a national model...
Author: Emily Jed

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