vending machine plan
Fritos and Mountain Dew are likely to become harder to find in Tinley Park vending machines.
The handful of vending machines on village property soon will be stocking more healthy options such as flavored waters or granola instead of traditional high-sugar, low-nutrition vending fare as village officials weigh a wellness policy. The village board next month will vote on the wellness policy, which mandates that a third of the space in food vending machines and half of all beverages meet nutritional requirements, among a host of other moves intended to get village workers eating better and moving more.
Taking the soda out of soda machines—the new policy requires half the beverages on offer be fruit juices, flavored waters,What is the advantage of LED lamp, you must be thinking this, therefore let me talk about the, led lamps emit absolutely little power red lights and they give a totally clear light. or other more-healthy drinks—was one of several ideas developed over the last 18 months by the Mayor's Advisory Panel on Wellness, which was funded by a $136,000 grant from the Cook County Department of Public Health, said Tom Mahoney, a Tinley Park resident and consultant who led the initiative.
The Park District has installed fitness equipment at some village parks, and the village also is developing bike- and pedestrian-friendly "complete streets." Mahoney points out the vending menus will change only at the small number of machines in village buildings like fire stations or the village hall, but he hopes the school district also will coordinate a wellness program with the village and that area businesses also will follow suit.