IAPO Healthy Vending Initiatives Webinar – 5/4/15

Hosted by the IAPO Nutrition in Communities and Institutional Settings workgroup, this webinar helped participants learn more about how to implement healthy vending initiatives in municipalities, park districts, hospitals, worksites, and other institutions. The webinar featured information about two Illinois healthy vending success stories (in Chicago and DuPage County) and provided “how-to” information on a variety of topics: getting started/engaging stakeholders, choosing nutrition standards, implementing educational supports for healthier vending,  vending strategies, changing vending contracts and vending policies, and evaluating impact. Originally recorded May 4, 2015.


Part One: Healthy Vending Success Stories in Illinois

a) Healthy Vending Success Stories in Chicago

Hear Colleen Lammel-Harmon, Wellness Manager, Chicago Park District, on healthy vending successes in Chicago parks – an example of how to make a change in a community setting where the focus is on children.




Listen to Jennifer Herd, Senior Health Policy Analyst, Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH),  on CDPH’s healthy vending changes and the employee response.


b) Healthy Vending Successes at Edward-Elmhurst Health System

ElmhusrtListen to Susan A. Earley, Manager Community Wellness, Marketing, Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare and Pat Sutor, Food and Nutrition/Clinical Nutrition Manager, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, on how their health system is working to improve beverage environments for employees and visitors.



Part Two:“How to” Tips for Healthy Vending

CLOCL_2Hear Maryann Mason, Community and Evaluation Research Director, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, on healthy vending evaluation options.




AHA_5Listen to Amanda Kelley, Senior Director of Community Health, Health Strategies, American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate, on key stakeholders to engage, environmental assessment, nutrition standards, and marketing and educational support options.



CSPIHear Katie Bishop, Nutrition Policy Associate, Center for Science in the Public Interest, on contractual/vendor issues and policy options beyond contract changes.




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