An exciting new project in collaboration with the Waitemata District Health Board. Take a look in most vending machines, and it is clear they don’t usually provide a large range of healthy food choices. A major goal of public health interventions is to change the current obesogenic environment to one that is more supportive of healthy choices. One step in this direction is to offer healthier food choices from vending machines.
The HeaVen study aims to evaluate the impact of implementing healthy choice guidelines on the nutrient profile and sales of vending machine snacks and customer satisfaction. This research will provide essential evidence to guide implementation of healthy vending criteria on a wider scale.