The Southwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association has been working to implement healthier nutrition guidelines for vending machines located on city properties. Mayors of Springdale and Fayetteville signed executive orders putting guidelines into effect.
“The AHA is committed to making the healthy choice the easy choice,” said Rebecca Burkle, Communications Director of the Southwest Affiliate. “Vending machines can still carry some of the traditional snack foods people have come to expect, but now those looking for healthy options will have more choices. The AHA encourages employers and cities to create a ‘culture of health’ through a healthy work environment.”