The City of Northglenn will be phasing in healthier snacks and beverages in city-owned and operated vending machines and concession stands over the next three years.
As part of the city’s commitment to improving access to healthy food in the community, it worked with Tri-County Health Department to assess current vending and concession offerings in city parks and facilities.
The city’s Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) and SmartLiving committees then teamed up to find healthier alternatives. A taste test and survey conducted in December found community members overwhelmingly supporting the new healthier options.
The healthy food roll-out will start soon in the Northglenn Recreation Center. The goal is to have all the city-operated vending machines and food stands offering only healthy food by 2020.
Please note that this policy does NOT apply to any private businesses with vending machines or concession stands.
To see the full assessment or for more information about the HEAL committee, please go to northglenn.org/heal.