April 19, 2017
In another win for healthy vending, the Maryland-National Capital Parks & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) ratified Resolution 17-02 that will expand healthy drinks and snacks offered in vending machines at parks and recreation facilities in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Just one day after the Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to approve healthy vending changes on county property, M-NCPPC ensured that healthy options would also be available throughout the region’s parks and recreation centers.
April 18, 2017
On April 18, the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Bill 1-17 that will expand healthy drinks and snacks offered in county vending machines. At least 50 percent of items in machines will meet American Heart Association recommended nutrition standards for sugar, salt, fat and other measures, and every drink machine will offer bottled water.
March 15, 2017
On Feb. 27, Sugar Free Kids Maryland hosted “The Science of Soda,” a Prince George’s County community event. The evening focused on the nutrition of sugary drinks and the psychology of sugary drink predatory marketing. The event, which drew dozens of students, advocates and county officials, was held at the College Park Airport near the University of Maryland.