Vending Machine Survey
You may have noticed a new vending machine outside of the high school. If so, you probably noticed it is empty. Help us decide what to put in it. You can use the survey above to suggest items to put into the vending machine.
The federal government has very strict requirements on the snacks and drinks in the vending machine. If we can’t include one of your suggestions, that is probably the reason.
For drinks, this means we can sell the following:
- Plain water (with or without carbonation)
- Unflavored low fat milk
- Unflavored or flavored fat free milk and milk alternatives permitted by NSLP/SBP
- 100% fruit or vegetable juice and
- 100% fruit or vegetable juice diluted with water (with or without carbonation), and no added sweeteners.
- Any other drnik that has ≤ 40 calories per 8 ounce serving, or ≤ 60 calories per 12 ounce serving
For snacks, the food must
- Be a “whole grain-rich” grain product; or
- Have as the first ingredient a fruit, a vegetable, a dairy product, or a protein food; or
- Be a combination food that contains at least ¼ cup of fruit and/or vegetable; or
- Contain 10% of the Daily Value (DV) of one of the nutrients of public health concern in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (calcium, potassium, vitamin D, or dietary fiber)
Snacks must also meet several nutrient requirements:
- Calorie limits: ≤ 200 calories
- Sodium limits: ≤ 230 mg
- Fat limits: Total fat: ≤35% of calories, Saturated fat: < 10% of calories, Trans fat: zero grams
- Sugar limit: ≤ 35% of weight from total sugars in foods