Q: Starting January 1st, one-third of these will be healthy.
A: Vending machine snacks.
You’ll either love this news or hate it: Starting next year, vending machines all over the country will have fewer junk food options, and more healthy ones.
The stuff that goes in them is dictated by a group called the National Automatic Merchandising Association. And its members just agreed to increase the amount of healthy options to a full THIRD of everything in there.
They’re upping it from 24% to 33%, starting January 1st. So an additional 9% of the unhealthy snacks are being replaced with healthier options. Meaning you’ll still see things like Snickers and Cheez-Its. But less-popular junk food options are going away.
Congratulations to today’s #SmartestHoosierEver, Andrah Nicely of Indianapolis who won a pair of tickets to Indy Scream Park.