Healthy Food on Government Property in Kansas Resources

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Food and beverages high in sugar, calories, and salt can cause chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. An important step in reducing diet-related diseases is creating food environments that support healthy choices. In Kansas, public agencies offer food and drinks to thousands of employees, community members, clients, and visitors every day, making government property an important environment to promote healthy options.

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Kansas Healthy Vending Implementation Guide (2018)

Vending machines are a popular way to purchase food and beverages on government property throughout Kansas. Policies that establish nutrition standards for food and beverages sold through these vending machines can encourage public health strategies and support vendor profitability. This guide describes key steps and considerations relating to the implementation of a healthy vending policy for government property in Kansas.

Serving institutional food

Healthy Food in Kansas: Local Government Purchasing Policies (2018)

Food and drinks high in sugar, calories, and salt can cause chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. A crucial step in reducing these diet-related diseases, and obesity too, is creating food environments that support healthy choices. In Kansas, public agencies offer food and beverages to thousands of employees, community members, clients, and visitors every day, providing them an important opportunity to promote healthy options.

Lunch tray

Providing Healthy Food in Institutional Settings (2018)

Governments in Kansas provide food and beverages for thousands of community members in institutional settings, making them an important opportunity to promote healthy options. This resource offers insights into the development of an institutional feeding policy.