Fit Pick is a comprehensive nutrition guideline program that focuses on education, promotion of an active lifestyle, and the availability of nutritious choices when making vending selections. The program is designed to be flexible and is applicable in a variety of settings. Depending on a customer’s needs, we can implement one of two different nutrition standards.
- Fit Pick Standard 35-10-35: Identifies products with not more than 35% of their calories from fat, not more than 10% from saturated fat, and not more than 35% of the total weight from sugar (nuts and seeds excluded).
- Alliance for a Healthier Generation Standard: Popular with schools, this standard begins with the 35-10-35 guidelines and then adds caps on sodium and calories; it also meets the California guidelines for schools. These are the strictest set of guidelines for schools in the country.
Like Fit Pick, “Snackwise” ™ focuses on nutrition education, promotion of an active lifestyle, and the availability of nutritious choices when making vending selections. In the Snackwise program, each vending item is color coded on the machines, allowing individuals to understand the health impact of their selection prior to choosing the item. The items are colored as followed:
- Best Choice = Green
- Choose Occasionally = Yellow
- Choose Rarely = Red
VendEdge has seen great success with The Snackwise Program in schools with specific nutritional guidelines.