Policy Summary

Requires all food and beverages in vending machines on city-owned or leased property, or on real property which is occupied by city employees during the day, to meet specified sodium and trans fat standards, and for all machines to provide calorie labeling information. Also requires 25% of food products to meet additional nutrition standards relating to calories, fat and sugar content; and 50% of beverages to meet calorie standards, with other guidelines for milk and juice.

Background Information

State New Mexico
Jurisdiction Name Albuquerque
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Limited scope
Only applies to "vending machines on City property, owned or leased, and real property upon which City operations are conducted or is occupied by City employees in their normal duties" (Instruction 3-15).
Food System Category Distribute; Get;
Evidence for Health

This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:

For research on the potential effectiveness, please review the category links above.

We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

Health-related goal?

Background section refers to a desire "to provide a healthier food and beverage vending program" and "to further promote the City’s commitment to improving the health of its employees and visitors."

Environmental goal?

Economic goal?

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Although this was not labeled as a purpose or intent section, the "Background" section states: "The City of Albuquerque desires to provide a healthier food and beverage vending program for vending machines located on all City property; and to further promote the City’s commitment to improving the health of its employees and visitors of all City of Albuquerque properties."

Includes definitions?

Addresses implementation?

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Part of Administrative Instructions, Administrative section, Purchases. History/ordinances: Council Resolution R-16-52 (Enacted).


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