Choose Healthy Now Healthy Vending Project

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Healthy vending is part of a worksite wellness program that can impact employee health through changes to the food environment. Worksite wellness programs have proven effective at improving the health of employees, lowering overall health care costs, reducing absenteeism, and improving employee morale and productivity.

In partnership with the Department of Human Services’ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation-Ho‘opono Vending Program, CDPHPD launched the Choose Healthy Now project in six state and federal government vending sites on Oahu in the summer of 2014. The project is now in the process of expanding to other sites throughout the state.

Choose Healthy Now increases consumer choice by expanding access to healthy snack and drink options. Stickers and print materials in participating snack shops identify healthier items as those labeled with green or yellow stickers. Posters, e-mail reminders, newsletters, taste testing events and small incentive items remind employees to “choose healthy” when visiting these venues.

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The Department of Health would like to congratulate the following snack shops for being the first to adopt the Choose Healthy Now campaign:

Queen Liliuokalani Building
1390 Miller Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ho‘opono Center for the Blind
1901 Bachelot Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Downtown Post Office
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu HI 96813
State Health Department Building
1250 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Prince Kuhio Federal Building
300 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, Hawaii 96850
Matsunaga Building – Tripler AMC
1 Jarrett White Road
Honolulu, HI 96859
Hawaii State Capitol
415 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam Annex
Whitmore Village, HI 96786
State Office Tower
235 S. Beretania Street, Room 201
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Keelikolani Building
830 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96816
West Hawaii Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Kapolei Hale
1000 Uluohia Street
Kapolei, HI 96707

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