Vending Spokespersons Available to Discuss Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Legislation would establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools including vending machines

Dec 13, 2010, 11:37 ET from NAMA

CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: Members of the vending industry are available to discuss the vending section of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act that President Obama is signing into law today.

Among other things, the bipartisan legislation establishes nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools, including food sold in vending machines.  After the legislation is signed by President Obama the USDA will be required to update the national nutritional standards of all food sold in all schools through the entire school grounds with limited exemptions for school fundraisers such as bake sales.

The language in the bill is available here:

WHO: NAMA is the national trade association of the food and refreshment vending, coffee service and foodservice management industries including on-site, commissary, catering, & mobile. Its membership is comprised of service companies, equipment manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to operating service companies.  The basic mission of the association, to collectively advance and promote the automatic merchandising and coffee service industries, still guides NAMA today as it did in 1936, the year of the organization's founding.