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The HSE’s Leadership Team recently approved a new HSE policy for healthy vending of chilled soft drinks, confectionery and snacks across the health services. The policy aims to promote greater availability of healthy foods for those visiting and using HSE services, and for HSE employees. A nutritious and balanced diet is one of the central elements of healthy lifestyle and the new policy aims to promote this.
Under the Healthy Vending Policy, all vending machines will stock, as a minimum, 60% healthier options (Better Choice) and 40% other products (Other Choice). The policy also supports customers in making informed choices of foods, by ensuring that all vending machines carry mandatory calorie labelling.