The University is committed to improving access
to healthier food choices. A step toward that commitment is stocking
healthier snack options in campus vending machines -- 50% of the snack
products offered in campus machines comply with California
guidelines for healthier snacks. Additionally, Eat Well Berkeley has worked in partnership with Canteen Vending's Choice Plus program to establish healthier vending options on campus. Look for the check mark symbol
identifying healthier snack options and Eat Well Berkeley signs
on the snack vending machines.
Remember, that a healthy diet is rich in whole, fresh foods and limited in processed snack foods. The key to energy balance-- calories in equal calories out -- is both a healthy diet and regular physical activity.
Eat Well Berkeley and Vending
Campus vending is managed by ASUC and RSSP and in partnership with Canteen Vending, UHS/Health*Matters and the UC Berkeley Nutrition and Physical Activity Work Group, we are pleased to collaborate on Eat Well Berkeley -- making it easier to choose a healthier snack when visiting campus vending.
Look for more Eat Well Berkeley options:
For money lost in vending machines: please contact the phone number listed on the machines.
Nutritional Standards for Snack Vending:
Canteen Vending, the vendor that operates and maintains snack vending machines on campus property, stocks a minimum of 50% of snack product meeting the following nutritional standards established through the Choice Plus program and in compliance with SB441: Healthy Options in State Vending Machines:
- Not more than 250 calories per serving.
- Not more than 10 grams of total fat per serving with the exception of nuts and seeds.
- Not more than 3 grams of saturated fat per serving.
- Does not contain trans fats added during processing (hydrogenated oils and partially hydrogenated oils).
- Not more than 20 grams sugar or caloric sweeteners with the exception of fruits that have not been processed with added sweeteners.
- Not more than 230 mg sodium per serving.
Nutritional Information for Vending Products
For a list of products that meet the Eat Well Berkeley and Choice Plus guidelines for healthier vending choices and related nutritional information, please reference the Choice Plus Product List. These products are identified in the vending machines by Eat Well Berkeley check marks, indicating they are a healthier choice. Remember, even products that are lower in calories and fat/saturated fat may be high in sodium or sugar and if you are on a special diet, make sure to check the complete product information labels. A healthy diet is rich in whole, fresh foods and limited in processed snack foods.