Making Health Easier: Healthy Snacking in Philadelphia, PA

Making Health Easier: Healthy Snacking in Philadelphia, PA


In the morning, I can come in and I can
preview some of my work orders.
work orders but then after you get your
work orders, you definitely get
out on the road. You don’t really get an
opportunity to have a balanced
meal during the day You don’t really get an
opportunity to have a balanced
meal during the day so you just grab what you can. Sometimes the vending machine
is a friend. The machine is right there and
that’s what makes it good. Get Healthy Philly is an initiative
out of the health commisioner’s office. We started this vending
initiative because we
recognized that the city is both a model as the
government and also a big work
site. I think healthy vending really
is a simple first step to make the healthy choice the easy choice
because you already sort of decided that food is going to be
available, so it’s just the
next step of saying we want to make sure that more
of these foods are healthier foods. 65% percent of the machine had
to be snacks that met certain nutrition criteria that
our dietitians looked at. Once I was introduced to the
healthier snacks in the vending machine, it taught me how to do what I
needed to do at home to carry it through and to make
it part of my lifestyle. I almost eliminated the
saturated or trans fats. It’s helping with reducing
weight because every time I go back to my
doctors its one pound less. Now my choices are better
choices and they’re healthier choices. It gives you an option and the
healthier option is always better.

3 thoughts on “Making Health Easier: Healthy Snacking in Philadelphia, PA”

  1. This is awesome. We share the same vision of distributing healthy snacks to our community in Philadelphia, and we're trying to create that reality with our Crumble snacks.

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